Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen William Hawking was a British physicist, considered to be one of the most popular scientists in the world. He devoted his life to cosmology and became an expert in the field of theoretical physics. Apart from professional publications, he also wrote books popularizing science, such as his international bestseller, A Brief History of Time, in an effort to answer questions related to the understanding of fundamental physics and of our existences. Hawking received many awards during his lifetime. One of the most famous was the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.

In 1963, Hawking was diagnosed with a motor neuron disease which caused total paralysis of his body. Despite of this serious condition, Stephen Hawking continued to devote himself to scientific work. He became a researcher and professorial fellow at the Cambridge University, where he conducted his graduate work. Because of his genius, but also because of his extraordinary journey dealing with a difficult health condition, he became a model for many young scientists.

Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76 in the early hours of March 14, 2018. In order to celebrate his fruitful life, we have prepared a small online exhibition of books related to him and his work. You must be a registered library patron and sign in to access the books.


Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them

Author: Clifford Pickover

How has physics evolved from the ancient era of Archimedes to the modern times of Stephen Hawking? Author Clifford Pickover takes us on a journey toward a field in which Hawking has made many leaps forward.

Subject: Physics


Black Holes, Cosmology And Extra Dimensions

Authors: Kirill A. Bronnikov and Sergey G. Rubin

The authors explore the topics of black holes, wormholes and cosmology. The book is divided into three parts. The reader should have a basic knowledge of special and general relativity.

Subject: Physics


Great Physicists: The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking

Author: William H. Cropper

He stands together with giants of science such as Galileo, Newton or Einstein. Stephen Hawking has moved modern physics forward and he certainly deserves a place among these fascinating portraits of scientists.

Subject: Physics


The Nature of Space and Time

Authors: Giuseppe Longo, Danielle Bailly, and Francis Bailly

Do you want to know what two of the most famous physicists, Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, think about the quantum theory of gravity? This book will give you an insight into their different views on the development and impact of quantum theory.

Subject: Physics


Time and Space

Author: Barry Dainton

Second edition of this book, which explores the philosophy of time and space. New chapters focus on Zeno's paradoxes, speculative contemporary developments in physics, and dynamic time. The book contains over 100 illustrations, as well as a glossary.

Subject: Physics


Time, space, stars & man

Autor: Michael M. Woolfson

This book popularizing science, written by the British physicist and planetary scientist Michael Mark Woolfson, brings light on big scientific mysteries: the origin of the universe, the origin of life, and the development of consciousness. The author starts with exploring processes which had preceded the Big Bang, and continue all the way through various scientific problems, before ending with the evolution of mankind.

Subject: Physics


What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Author: Charles D. Bailyn

In this book, Charles Bailyn describes how astronomers observe black holes and shows how these objects look like and how they interact with their surroundings. The book also describes the possibility of observing theoretically predicted phenomena such as gravity waves, wormholes, and Hawking radiation.

Subject: Physics, Astrophysics

Editor: David Shakhar Last modified: 21.3. 2018 11:03