George and the Big Bang by Lucy HawkingGoing back to the beginning of time . . . Discover the final chapter in this out-of-this-world adventure series!
One of the biggest science experiments of all time is about to take place - and George and Annie have got front-row seats! Eric, Annies scientist dad, is heading to the Large Hadron Collider to explore the earliest moments of the Universe - the Big Bang. Armed with his trusty super-computer, Cosmos, nothing can possibly go wrong . . . until George and Annie discover a fiendish plot to destroy the experiment!
George is swept into a terrifying adventure - through wormholes, into far-flung galaxies and to the edge of knowledge itself - while he and Annie race to outwit a sinister group who are bent on the destruction of science . . . But will they succeed?
This incredible adventure story includes some of the latest scientific theories about time travel and the Big Bang, as well as special essays from some of the leading scientists in the world - including Professor Stephen Hawking himself!
An engrossing and thrilling story, written with all the insight you would expect from these authors. Complemented by full colour photos of our galaxy and many pages of scientific facts, this is a really good read. ParentsinTouch.co.uk
These are the discoveries that made Stephen Hawking famous
Stephen Hawking's main contributions to the field of physics and cosmology lie in the studies of:. Stephen Hawking hypothesized, and more or less proved with mathematical and physics models, the idea that the universe has no space-time boundaries. He explained it like this:. The universe continues to expand. In a closed universe theory, at some point, the universe is going to 'hit the wall,' when enough energy has been expended from the original big bang, then begin to shrink again. In an open universe theory, the universe will just continue to expand indefinitely as the force of gravity becomes weaker and weaker as objects in space spread further apart.
What Discoveries Were Made by Stephen Hawking?
Stephen Hawking is rightly seen as one of the most influential scientists of our time. In his time on this planet, the famed physicist, science communicator, author and luminary became a household name, synonymous with the likes of Einstein, Newton and Galileo. What is even more impressive is the fact that he managed to maintain his commitment to science, education and humanitarian efforts despite suffering from a slow, degenerative disease. Even though Hawking recently passed away , his influence is still being felt. Shortly before his death, Hawking submitted a paper offering his final theory on the origins of the Universe. The paper, which was published earlier this week on Wednesday, May 2nd , offers a new take on the Big Bang Theory that could revolutionize the way we think of the Universe, how it was created, and how it evolved.
By Stuart Clark. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. The most recognisable scientist of our age, Hawking holds an iconic status. His genre-defining book, A Brief History of Time , has sold more than 10 million copies since its publication in , and has been translated into more than 35 languages. He was routinely consulted for oracular pronouncements on everything from time travel and alien life to Middle Eastern politics and nefarious robots. He had an endearing sense of humour and a daredevil attitude — relatable human traits that, combined with his seemingly superhuman mind, made Hawking eminently marketable.