Tag Archives: Stephen Hawking

Retrospect on Prof. Hawking’s Research Project

Physics World has compiled what they see as key articles of “the legendary cosmologist and mathematical physicist” Hawking laid out his research vision in his 1981 inaugural lecture, Is the End in Sight for Theoretical Physics?   There, Hawking thought that the … Continue reading

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Hawking no comparison with Einstein

Good for Roger Penrose in standing up to the Hawking-cult (represented by Lisa Randall), when he said Hawking’s achievements were “astounding” given his physical condition. lightly debunking claims he was the greatest physicist of our time, comparable with Einstein. (BBC … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking sad at seventy

How sad that Stephen Hawking struggles at interviews, has a flippant comment about women (‘a complete mystery’) widely reported, and lacks consistency in expressing belief or not in time travel via Black Holes/wormholes. Stephen Hawking’s problem is being no physicist while his mathematics of BHs … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking – famous, but hardly a Scientist

Hawking’s 70th birthday is generating comments like “the world’s most famous scientist”. The BBC Radio interview has him boasting of his book “The Brief History of Time” as the biggest ‘best seller’. It’s also said to be the ‘most unread … Continue reading

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