Scientific Publication: ‘Why is the Universe Isotropic?’

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1973 in Chicago
maker:
Stephen Hawking
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‘Why is the Universe Isotropic?’ Offprint from: The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 239, No. 2, Part 1, pp.317-334. [Chicago: University of Chicago Press for the American Astronomical Society,] 1973.

Part of Stephen Hawking's Office collection, but not coming directly from the office, are a collection of offprints of varied publications authored by him over the years. Offprints are distributed by publishers to authors as complimentary copies of their work, most often as stand-alone booklets of larger collectively authored publications such as journal issues or encyclopedias. Until the 1990s, these were one of the main ways for authors to quickly distribute their first issue to close acquaintances. With the advent of photocopying and digital publishing, their value has become largely symbollic, as the proof of finished work.

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Category:
Stephen Hawking Office
Collection:
Stephen Hawking’s Office
Object Number:
2021-561/305
Materials:
paper (fibre product), ink and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall: 242 mm x 166 mm
overall (in melinex sleeve): 280 mm x 212 mm .055 kg
type:
article
credit:
Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the Estate of Stephen Hawking and allocated to the Science Museum, 2021