The Life and Work of Stephen Hawking

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One of the greatest scientists of all time, Stephen Hawking, passed away on March 14, 2018. He was theoretical physicist, a cosmologist, and prolific author.

Take a tour through his works, his life, and the subjects that he studied. 


Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
Description: A shorter, more accessible edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features new full-color illustrations and an expanded, easier to understand treatment of the volume's more important theoretical concepts.
Call Number: 523.1 Haw
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking
Description: Brings together a compilation of the most important works by Albert Einstein, presenting his papers on the Theory of Relativity, quantum theory, statistical mechanics, the photoelectric effect, and other studies that transformed modern physics.
Call Number: 530.1 Ein
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Mark A. (Mark Antony) Garlick, Weldon Owen Inc
Call Number: J 520 Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Marcia Bartusiak
Call Number: 523.8875 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Stephen. 1942- Hawking
Call Number: 530.1 Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Alexei V Filippenko, Teaching Company
Description: Nearly everyone has heard of black holes, but few people outside of complex scientific fields understand their true nature and their implications for our universe. This lecture course makes this cosmological subject graspable, with 12 lavishly illustrated lectures by veteran Great Courses Professor Alex Filippenko, a distinguished astronomer and award-winning teacher at the University of California, Berkeley.
Call Number: KIT 523.8875 Fil
Format: Kit
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos Studios, Fuzzy Door Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Ltd.
Description: Explores how humans discovered the laws of nature and found the coordinates in space and time.
Call Number: 530.11 Cos Discs 1-2
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Call Number: 523.8875 Tys
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Deborah Kent, Kathryn A Quinlan
Description: Profiles seven dozen people throughout history with various physical or mental disabilities. Additional articles provide historical background on the disability rights movement.
Call Number: J 362.4 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking, Jane Sayers, Pete Woods, Iain Riddick, Ben Bowie
Description: Professor Stephen Hawking challenges a selection of volunteers to think like the greatest geniuses in history and solve some of humanity's most enduring questions. Professor Stephen Hawking reveals our true potential in a radical new science show which challenges a selection of volunteers and the viewer to think like the greatest geniuses of the past and answer some of humanity's toughest and most enduring questions.
Call Number: 370.152 Gen
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Lucy Hawking, Stephen. 1942- Hawking, Christophe Galfard, Garry Parsons
Description: Follows the adventures of a young boy and his neighbor friend as they travel through a computer portal into outer space, where they explore such mysteries as black holes and the origins of the universe, while trying to evade an evil scientist.
Call Number: J FIC Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking
Call Number: 510 God
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: The film features exclusive access to Hawking's life story, told largely in his own words. It includes dramatic accounts of his life from childhood through university, intimate footage of Hawking today, including his home routine and his work life at the University of Cambridge, archival footage and candid insights from family members, friends and colleagues.
Call Number: B Haw
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Julian Guthrie, Richard Branson, Stephen Hawking, Rob Shapiro
Description: How a historic race gave birth to private space flight. Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back alive. If he did, he would make history as the world's first commercial astronaut.The spectacle defied reason, the result of a competition dreamed up by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, whose vision for a new race to space required small teams to do what only the world's largest governments had done before. Peter Diamandis was the son of hardworking immigrants who wanted their science prodigy to make the family proud and become a doctor. But from the age of eight, when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, his singular goal was to get to space. When he realized NASA was winding down manned space flight, Diamandis set out on one of the great entrepreneurial adventure stories of our time. If the government wouldn't send him to space, he would create a private space flight industry himself. In the 1990s, this idea was the stuff of science fiction. Undaunted, Diamandis found inspiration in an unlikely place: the golden age of aviation. He discovered that Charles Lindbergh made his transatlantic flight to win a $25,000 prize. The flight made Lindbergh the most famous man on earth and galvanized the airline industry. Why, Diamandis thought, couldn't the same be done for space flight? The story of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne, and the other teams in the hunt, is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. It is driven by outsized characters--Burt Rutan, Richard Branson, John Carmack, Paul Allen--and obsessive pursuits. In the end, as Diamandis dreamed, the result wasn't just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry. Today, SpaceShipOne hangs in the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, flanked by the Apollo 11 capsule and Lindbergh's The Spirit of St. Louis.
Call Number: 629.47 Gut
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking, Gaiam Americas, Darlow Smithson Productions, Discovery Channel
Description: British physicist Stephen Hawking explores the mysteries of the universe, discussing the possibility of aliens, time travel, and how the universe began.
Call Number: 523.1 Int
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Stephen Hawking
Call Number: B Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Michio Kaku
Call Number: 523.1 Kak
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Mark Brake, Nishant Choksi
Description: Presents thought-provoking answers to questions children might have about the nature of time, space, the universe, and mankind's place in it.
Call Number: J 523.1 Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Michael White, John. 1946- Gribbin
Call Number: B Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Kitty Ferguson
Description: "Stephen Hawking has been an iconic figure in physics for the last half a century, making many groundbreaking discoveries on the nature of the universe. Yet while his mind roams to the farthest corners of reality, his body has become increasingly trapped by the advance of Lou Gehrig's disease, which has bound him to a wheelchair, without speech or movement except for a few facial muscles. Told in his youth that he would not live past his 20s, Hawking will turn 70 in 2012, and today he continues to inspire millions. This is a look at how one of the greatest scientific minds alive overcame the odds to become the inspirational figure he is today"--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: B Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Gail Sakurai
Description: A brief biography of the British theoretical physicist who is well-known for his advances in the study of cosmology, accomplished despite being physically limited by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Call Number: JB Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
David Filkin
Call Number: 523.1 Fil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks, Daniel Louis, Denise Robert, Stephen Hawking
Description: Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, 'Surviving Progress' is a provocative documentary that explores the concept of progress in the modern world, guiding through the major 'progress traps' facing civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment.
Call Number: 303.44 Sur
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Leonard Susskind
Description: A mind-bending book about modern physics, quantum mechanics, the fate of stars and the deep mysteries of black holes. What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did--and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard t'Hooft realized the threat, and responded with a counterattack that changed the course of physics. This is the story of their united effort to reconcile Hawking's revolutionary theories with their own sense of reality--effort that would eventually result in Hawking admitting he was wrong, paying up, and Susskind and t'Hooft realizing that our world is a hologram projected from the outer boundaries of space.--From publisher description.
Call Number: 530.12 Sus
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Stephen. 1942.) Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
Description: Along with Caltech physicist Mlodinow (The Drunkard's Walk), University of Cambridge cosmologist Hawking (A Brief History of Time) deftly mixes cutting-edge physics to answer three key questions-- Why is there something rather than nothing? Why do we exist? Why this particular set of laws and not some other?-- and explains that scientists are approaching what is called "M-theory," a collection of overlapping theories (including string theory) that fill in many (but not all) the blank spots in quantum physics. This collection is known as the "Grand Unified Field Theories."
Call Number: 530.142 Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
B. Greene
Description: "The Hidden Reality" reveals how major developments in different branches of fundamental theoretical physics -- relativistic, quantum, cosmological, unified, computational -- have all led us to consider one or another variety of parallel universe.
Call Number: 530.12 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking
Call Number: 523.1 Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner
Description: Hold on to your donuts! Season sixteen includes all 21 hilarious episodes, tons of meticulously slapped-together special features, plus a veritable who's who of celebrity guest voices, including Fantasia Barrino, Jason Bateman, Gary Busey, James Caan, Stephen Hawking, Eric Idle, Jane Kaczmarek, Lucy Liu, Liam Neeson, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, and plenty more.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Leonard Susskind, George Hrabovsky
Description: "A first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur ... beginning with classical mechanics"--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: 530 Sus
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Eddie Redmayne, Anthony McCarten, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce
Description: The story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of: time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Stephen. 1942- Hawking
Call Number: 530.12 Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Jane Hawking
Call Number: 920 Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
Mike Goldsmith, Mark A. (Mark Antony) Garlick
Description: Presents the history of humankind's efforts to explore the universe's most intriguing places through text and color photographs of galactic locations and celestial objects.
Call Number: J 523.1 Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2018
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A Briefer History Of Time [Audiobook]
Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
523.1 Haw
Really Really Big Questions About Space And Time
Mark Brake, Nishant Choksi
J 523.1 Bra
A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Writings Of Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking
530.1 Ein
Stephen Hawking : A Life In Science
Michael White, John. 1946- Gribbin
B Haw
Atlas Of The Universe
Mark A. (Mark Antony) Garlick, Weldon Owen Inc
J 520 Gar
Stephen Hawking : An Unfettered Mind
Kitty Ferguson
B Haw
Black Hole : How An Idea Abandoned By Newtonians, Hated By Einstein, And Gambled On By Hawking Became Loved
Marcia Bartusiak
523.8875 Bar
Stephen Hawking : Understanding The Universe
Gail Sakurai
JB Haw
Black Holes And Baby Universes And Other Essays
Stephen. 1942- Hawking
530.1 Haw
Stephen Hawking's Universe : The Cosmos Explained
David Filkin
523.1 Fil
Black Holes Explained [Kit]
Alexei V Filippenko, Teaching Company
KIT 523.8875 Fil
Surviving Progress [DVD]
Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks, Daniel Louis, Denise Robert, Stephen Hawking
303.44 Sur
Cosmos, A Spacetime Odyssey. Discs 1-2 [DVD]
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos Studios, Fuzzy Door Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Ltd.
530.11 Cos Discs 1-2
The Black Hole War : My Battle With Stephen Hawking To Make The World Safe For Quantum Mechanics
Leonard Susskind
530.12 Sus
Death By Black Hole : And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Neil deGrasse Tyson
523.8875 Tys
The Grand Design
Stephen. 1942.) Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
530.142 Haw
Extraordinary People With Disabilities
Deborah Kent, Kathryn A Quinlan
J 362.4 Ken
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes And The Deep Laws Of The Cosmos
B. Greene
530.12 Gre
Genius [DVD]
Stephen Hawking, Jane Sayers, Pete Woods, Iain Riddick, Ben Bowie
370.152 Gen
The Illustrated Theory Of Everything : The Origin And Fate Of The Universe
Stephen Hawking
523.1 Haw
George's Secret Key To The Universe
Lucy Hawking, Stephen. 1942- Hawking, Christophe Galfard, Garry Parsons
J FIC Haw
The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season [DVD]
Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner
Comedy
God Created The Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History
Stephen Hawking
510 God
The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need To Know To Start Doing Physics
Leonard Susskind, George Hrabovsky
530 Sus
Hawking [DVD]
Stephen Hawking, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
B Haw
The Theory Of Everything [DVD]
Eddie Redmayne, Anthony McCarten, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce
Drama
How To Make A Spaceship: A Band Of Renegades, An Epic Race, And The Birth Of Private Spaceflight [Audiobook]
Julian Guthrie, Richard Branson, Stephen Hawking, Rob Shapiro
629.47 Gut
The Universe In A Nutshell
Stephen. 1942- Hawking
530.12 Haw
Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking [DVD]
Stephen Hawking, Gaiam Americas, Darlow Smithson Productions, Discovery Channel
523.1 Int
Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen
Jane Hawking
920 Haw
My Brief History
Stephen Hawking
B Haw
Universe : Journey Into Deep Space
Mike Goldsmith, Mark A. (Mark Antony) Garlick
J 523.1 Gol
Parallel Worlds : A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, And The Future Of The Cosmos
Michio Kaku
523.1 Kak