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Title: Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind

Kitty Ferguson, biographer of physicist Stephen Hawking, will give an informal, nontechnical talk about the experience of writing her two books about the celebrated cosmologist and also of helping Hamore »wking edit his own “The Universe in a Nutshell”. Hawking thinks and works somewhat differently from others because he must work almost entirely in his head, and he has a practice of pulling the rug out from under his own discoveries and assertions. As he has approached his recent 70th birthday, he has devoted an increasing amount of his time in efforts to share his science and particularly the adventure of it with people without a science background and young people who may be scientists of the future. Ferguson will discuss Hawking’s place in the science community (he is not and has never claimed to be on par with Einstein), the unique contributions he is able to make, and what his legacy might be.« less
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Title: Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind
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Publication Date: 2012-02-23
OSTI Identifier: 1043274
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Wednesday Colloquium Series, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, presented on February 23, 2012
Research Org: PPPL (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS ; Stephen Hawking
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
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System Entry Date: 2016-06-27