Stephen Hawking

“Theory of Everything:” Trailer for Movie about Stephen Hawking Now Available

by Nancy Atkinson August 6, 2014

Who says science and love (and science and the arts) don’t go together? A new movie set to premiere in November 2014 will feature the life story of physicist Stephen Hawking and focuses on his relationship with Jane Wilde, the art student he fell in love with while studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. “The […]

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Why Hawking is Wrong About Black Holes

by Brian Koberlein February 1, 2014

A recent paper by Stephen Hawking has created quite a stir, even leading Nature News to declare there are no black holes. As I wrote in an earlier post, that isn’t quite what Hawking claimed.  But it is now clear that Hawking’s claim about black holes is wrong because the paradox he tries to address isn’t a paradox […]

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Stephen Hawking and CERN LHC Team Each Win $3 Million Prize

by Nancy Atkinson December 11, 2012

Stephen Hawking visited the Large Hadron Collider’s underground tunnel at Europe’s CERN particle physics research center in 2006. Hawking and seven CERN researchers receiving multimillion-dollar prizes from the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation. Image credit: CERN Two $3,000,000 special physics prizes have been awarded to Stephen Hawking and to seven scientists who led the effort to […]

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Will Aliens Be Hostile?

by Nancy Atkinson May 4, 2010

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking caused a bit a of buzz last week when he warned that we shouldn’t attempt to contact aliens because the outcome probably wouldn’t be good (for us, anyway). But once again, Neil deGrasse Tyson is a voice of reason about the whole thing. Watch a clip from the Discovery Channel’s “Stephen Hawking’s […]

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