stephen hawking

  • Hawking’s chaotic contribution

    Link between physics of black holes and of quantum particles.

    Stephen Hawking thought a lot about black holes. But his biggest insight, the work that connected gravity to quantum ...

    Physics June 11, 2019
  • Hawking’s microbot vision for Alpha Centauri edges closer

    Tiny bots and solar sails could travel 4.3 light years in just a quarter-century. Richard A Lovet...

    When humans finally venture into interstellar space, the place we are most likely to go first is the sun’s closest ne...

    Space June 12, 2018
  • Hawking’s posthumous, timely book

    A new collection of the late physicist’s writing.

    A new book of essays by the late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking will be published in October this year, adding...

    Physics May 17, 2018
  • Blending science with science fiction

    The key to understanding the late physicist’s work.

    Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died recently at the age of 76.He was a man who had a significant influence o...

    Society April 8, 2018
  • The other bright stars in the sky

    Now that Stephen Hawking has gone, who will be the next superstar space scientist? Lauren Fuge su...

    Last week the world lost an incredible mind: Stephen Hawking. Hawking needs no introduction — his name is synonymous ...

    Space March 20, 2018
  • Stephen Hawking dies at 76

    The renowned theoretical physicist died peacefully at home.

    Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, say his family.The British theoretician was known for his work...

    Physics March 14, 2018
  • Radiation trickling from sonic black hole

    An experimental physicist has spotted the closest thing to it.

    Black holes aren’t completely black – or so says Stephen Hawking. The famed theoretical physicist, in the 1970s, post...

    Physics August 16, 2016
  • Space lasers and light sails: the tech behind Breakthrough Starshot

    Our nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, is 4.4 light-years away – but a group of entrepreneurs a...

    Last year Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner invested $100 million in the search for alien life. What’s next? Going the...

    Space April 13, 2016
  • Why go to space?

    Stephen Hawking makes the case for exploring beyond the bounds of our planet.

    “The Moon and Mars are the most suitable sites for space colonies in the Solar System.”Science Photo LibraryWhy shoul...

    Space February 1, 2009
  • A brief history of Stephen Hawking

    His fame is enormous, but how will his legacy stand up?

    Stephen Hawking’s office on the ground floor of a modern academic block in Cambridge is a surprisingly plush affair, ...

    Physics August 1, 2007
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