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Hawking on The Big Bang And Black Holes

Hawking on The Big Bang And Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
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Stephen Hawking, the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, has made important theoretical contributions to gravitational theory and has played a major role in the development of cosmology and black hole physics.

Hawking's early work, partly in collaboration with Roger Penrose, showed the significance of spacetime singularities for the big bang and black holes. His later work has been concerned with a deeper understanding of these two issues. The work required extensive use of the two great intellectual achievements of the first half of the Twentieth Century: general relativity and quantum mechanics; and these are reflected in the reprinted articles. Hawking's key contributions on black hole radiation and the no-boundary condition on the origin of the universe are included.

The present compilation of Stephen Hawking's most important work also includes an introduction by him, which guides the reader though the major highlights of the volume. This volume is thus an essential item in any library and will be an important reference source for those interested in theoretical physics and applied mathematics.

Contents: The Singularities of Gravitational Collapse and Cosmology; The Event Horizon; Particle Creation by Black Holes; Action Integrals and Partition Functions in Quantum Gravity; Cosmological Event Horizons, Thermodynamics and Particle Creation; The Path-Integral Approach to Quantum Gravity; Wave Function of the Universe; Quantum Cosmology; Origin of Structure in the Universe; Wormholes in Spacetime; Chronology Protection Conjecture.

Readership: Astrophysicists and high energy physicists.

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Title: Hawking on The Big Bang And Black Holes
Author: Stephen Hawking

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