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TABLE OF CONTENTS vii Introduction ix Timeline xiii Chapter 1 Destiny's Child: An Auspicious Birth and Eclectic Upbringing 1 Chapter 2 Scientist in Training: The Oxford Years 9 Chapter 3 Tragedy and Triumph: Deadly Disease and Dissertation 15 Chapter 4 Children and Calculations: Family Man and Theoretician 29 Chapter 5 "Stephen's Changed Everything": Black Holes Aren't Black 37 Chapter 6 Caltech and Cambridge: Exploring New Horizons 47 Chapter 7 Physics or Metaphysics?: The "No-Boundary" Proposal 59 Chapter 8 Challenges and Controversy: An Unexpected Silence and Time's Arrows 71 Chapter 9 The Best-Selling Book That "No One Read": A Brief History of Time 81 Chapter 10 To Boldly Go: Time Travel and Television 91 Chapter 11 Plays, P-branes, and Polls: Private Lives and Public Pronouncements 101 Chapter 12 Books and Bets: The Universe in a Nutshell and the End of a Paradox 117 Epilogue Stephen Hawking: Man Versus Myth 129 Afterword 135 Appendixes: A: General Relativity and Cosmology 133 B: The Laws of Thermodynamics and Black Holes 141 C: Inflationary Cosmology 143 D: The AdS/CFT Correspondence 151 Glossary 153 Select Bibliography 159 Index 161 Photo essay follows page 57
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.).
Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Big bang theory.
Black holes (Astronomy).
Space and time.