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Encyclopedia > The Universe in a Nutshell
The Universe in a Nutshell
Author Stephen Hawking
Subject(s) Theoretical Physics
Publisher Bantam Spectra
Released 2001
Pages 224
ISBN ISBN 0-553-80202-X

The Universe in a Nutshell is one of Stephen Hawking's latest books on theoretical physics. It explains to a general audience various matters relating to the Lucasian professor's work, such as Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem and P-branes (part of superstring theory in quantum mechanics). Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS (born 8 January 1942) is a theoretical physicist. ... Theoretical physics employs mathematical models and abstractions of physics, as opposed to experimental processes, in an attempt to understand Nature. ... Bantam Spectra is the science-fiction division of Bantam Books, which is owned by Random House. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS (born 8 January 1942) is a theoretical physicist. ... Theoretical physics employs mathematical models and abstractions of physics, as opposed to experimental processes, in an attempt to understand Nature. ... The incumbent of the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics, the Lucasian Professor is the holder of a mathematical professorship at Cambridge University. ... In mathematical logic, Gödels incompleteness theorems are two celebrated theorems proven by Kurt Gödel in 1931. ... P-branes or branes are terms from quantum superstring theory used to refer to membrane-like structures of one to eleven dimensions that arise in equations of this heavily mathematical theory. ... Superstring theory is an attempt to explain all of the particles and fundamental forces of nature in one theory by modeling them as vibrations of tiny supersymmetric strings. ... Fig. ...


The Universe In A Nutshell is winner of The Aventis Prizes for Science Books 2002. The book is a sequel and has been created to update the pulic of developments since the multi-million-copy bestseller A Brief History of Time published in 1988. The Aventis Prizes for Science Books is an annual award for the previous years best general science writing and best science writing for children. ... Cover of A Brief History of Time A Brief History of Time is a popular science book written by Professor Stephen Hawking and first published in 1988. ...


Contents

  1. A Brief History of Relativity
  2. The Shape of Time
  3. The Universe in a Nutshell
  4. Predicting the Future
  5. Protecting the Past
  6. Our Future? Star Trek or Not?
  7. Brane New World

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