Tagged: Stephen Hawking

Black holes aren’t totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking work - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 20, 2018

Christoph Adami, Michigan State University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black holes and quantum physics. A black hole is the remnant of a dying supermassive star that’s fallen into itself; these remnants contract … Read More

The technology that gave Stephen Hawking a voice should be accessible to all who need it - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 19, 2018

Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Technology Sydney This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Stephen Hawking was one of the most prominent people in history to use a high-tech communication aid known as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). His death comes in the year of the 70th Anniversary of … Read More

Remembering Stephen Hawking - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 15, 2018

by Jean Balchin Yesterday I was incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of world-renowned cosmologist and pioneer in theoretical physics, Stephen Hawking. Here are a collection of tributes to the great man.  Professor David Wiltshire, Theoretical Physicist, University of Canterbury, comments: Stephen Hawking. Wikimedia Commons. “Stephen was the most courageous person I have known. He had … Read More

Countdown: I love this liftoff - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 27, 2014

It’s an insane day for space stuff! Stephen Hawking is boldly claiming ‘there are no black holes‘* – and this from the chap who proposed Hawking radiation :P Astronomers have discovered an ‘ultramassive’ black hole: one of the most powerful objects ever found. The ‘cosmic web’ – filaments of gas connecting galaxies across the darkest regions of space – has … Read More

New Zealand viewers: Hawking on Prime - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 25, 2012

Just a quick heads-up for New Zealand readers, tonight at 8:30pm Prime will be showing the British drama Hawking, produced by the BBC, which covers cosmologist Stephen Hawking’s earlier years from the initial stages of his diagnosis of motor neurone disease. The production features Benedict Cumberbatch, who starred in Sherlock. Hannah M’s review at Rotten … Read More

Nothing is something - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 15, 2012

Lawrence Krauss’s most recent book A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing was released last week. It’s one I have been looking forward to and I downloaded the eBook version this last weekend. Some readers may … Continue reading → … Read More

Hawking’s grand design — lessons for apologists? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 05, 2010

I managed to get my own copy of  The Grand Design (co-authored by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow) the other day. Talk about luck. I was on one of my rare visits to the big smoke and inquired at Borders. … Continue reading → … Read More

Not about Einstein - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 29, 2010

Book Review: Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit by Krista Tippett Price: US$10.88; NZ$12.97 Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (February 23, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0143116770 ISBN-13: 978-0143116776 The media reports of Stephen Hawking’s new book … Continue reading → … Read More

Describing your research – scientific soundbites from Dunedin - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 29, 2010

I’ve been travelling around the country talking to emerging researchers about the interesting projects they are working on for their PhD theses or as part of their post-doc research. In particular, I’ve been giving them tips on how to effectively communicate their science and in an exercise during the workshop, I ask the researchers to sum up an aspect of … Read More