Hawking Essay

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Hawking


Stephen Hawkings is the most honored physicist in out time.He has battled against what is
known as Lou Gehrig's disease for some thirty years. Presently, he is unable to
communicate without his computer, but Hawkings is still very active in the field.


Stephen Hawkings was born on January 8, 1942 in oxford, England. He went to oxford to
pursue his degree in physics and after three years and not very much work he was award a
first class honors degree. Stephen then went on to Cambridge to do research in Cosmology,
there being no one working in that area at Oxford at the time. Much of his work has dealt
with the black hole concept. His research indicates that general relativity, if true,
supports the big bang theory of the creation of the universe It further suggested that the
big bang arose from a singularity, or a point of infinite distortion of space and time. He
later refined this concept by viewing all such scientific theories as secondary attempts
to describe a reality in which concepts such as singularities have no meaning, and where
space and time form a closed surface without boundary. He also discovered that black holes
should not be completely black, but should emit radiation and eventually evaporate and
disappear.


During his work in Cambridge, Stephen Hawkings held the chair as Lucasian professor of
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