Saturday July 4, 2020

A genius answers your biggest questions, mostly with simplicity

Based around ten questions Stephen Hawking was commonly asked by politicians, journalists and fellow academics, the book mostly uses science as a mere jumping-off point to discuss the future of humanity as well

9th December, 2018
Stephen Hawking died last spring, but his inquisitive spirit lives on in a new book PIc: Getty

Science: Brief Answers to the Big Questions, By Stephen Hawking, John Murray, €18

Are you one of the estimated 20 million people who have bought Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time since 1988, but never actually got all the way through it? If so, there is no need to feel guilty. The American mathematician Jordan Ellenberg has created something called the Hawking Index, which is based on Kindle statistics and shows that...

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