Ph.D. Dissertation (thesis). Book with green cloth binding, titled (on spine):"Properties of Expanding Universes". Photostatic copy typescript. Cambridge (UK), 1966.
From early in his career, Hawking showed a daring approach and a flair for communication. His 1966 PhD thesis provided crucial support for the big-bang theory. Hawking ran the theory of the collapse that forms black holes in reverse, showing that the universe must explode into being from a single point in space and time.
His 1974 paper ‘Black Hole Explosions’ disproved the conventional notion that nothing could ever escape from a black hole. It boldly blended quantum theory, which describes the very small scales of the atomic world, with general relativity, the large-scale theory of gravity.
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- Stephen Hawking’s Office
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overall (open for display): 165 mm x 347 mm x 260 mm,
overall (Closed): 260 mm x 207 mm x 21 mm,
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- visual and verbal communication
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- school record
- Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the Estate of Stephen Hawking and allocated to the Science Museum, 2021