“He Went Where Star Trek Feared to Tread” –Three Influences That Shaped Stephen Hawking’s Cosmos (WATCH Today’s ‘Galaxy’ Stream)



The reaction among physicists yesterday to Hawking's death is "just profound shock and sadness,” says Malcolm Perry, a Cambridge theoretical physicist who was a student of Hawking’s in the early 1970s. “He was a truly extraordinary man,” says Roger Penrose, a theoretical physicist at the University of Oxford, UK, who in 1970 co-authored a seminal paper with Hawking on the nature of black holes.

“We set out to develop methods to transform the idea of a multiverse into a coherent testable scientific framework," says Thomas Hertog, a cosmologist at KU Leuven in Belgium and former student of Hawking who co-authored studies with him. “This was Hawking: to boldly go where Star Trek fears to tread.”

The Nature Video explores three of the seminal publications that shaped his career and his legacy.

The Daily Galaxy via Nature 

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