Stephen Hawking


The astonishing scientist and a renowned personality, well known in theoretical physics have passed away two years ago (2018). The man of endless courage and power proved the credibility of the human mind, regardless of life’s challenges and difficulties. Diagnosed with motor neuron disease specifically Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), at an early age of 21, in which the neurons death occurs those control voluntary actions of muscles, but fought bravely despite his progressing disease.

Born in 1942, during the time of ongoing World War II, grew up in London., After schooling went to Oxford College and then reached to Cambridge. This Cambridge-man has a unique set of potential that finally met to the rest of the world later on. As famously known as Einstein, during schooling, Stephen was a child of great interest. He was used to exploring how things work. He tore apart the toys to satisfy his curiosity of knowing the functionalities but claimed himself that not very good in reassembling them. Later on, he got involved in knowing “How the Universe Works”, for the rest of his life. Relentlessly worked in understanding nature’s law and to unleash the code of life. Though he put forwarded several works in the different arena of physical sciences, the ” Hawking Radiation ” is well renowned. This book has committed to “Ten Big Questions”, that has been answered in the light of Stephen’s personal archive, from his timely given contemporary writings, interviews in demands of public, political entrepreneurs and scientists. This book was in development at the time of his death, so it is the final book derived from Stephen Hawking.

This book comprising 232 pages. Readable in one sitting. The briefness to the questions and easy way of language is helpful in understanding the complexities around nature laws. The ten Big Questions answered in this book are:

  • Is there a God?
  • How did it all begin?
  • Is there other intelligent life in the Universe?
  • Can we predict the future?
  • What is inside a Blackhole?
  • Is time travel possible?
  • will we survive on Earth?
  • Should we colonise Space
  • Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?
  • How do we shape the future?

These questions are biggest and well-reputed in today’s world and some, off-course, riddled since the human has intelligence.

So, to get a deep and grained vision of these questions and mysteries around them, one should have to read this book. This will be helpful for getting a broader view of of Science.

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