Famous physicists view of time - Stephen Hawking
"Newton's law of motion put an end to the idea of absolute position in space. The theory of relativity gets rid of absolute time." Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking: English (born January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England)
Stephen Hawking is a renowned physical theorist and professor of mathematics at Cambridge University. Though he is widely known for his contributions to the fields of quantum gravity and cosmology and his study of black holes, he is probably best known for his novel, A Brief History of Time. This book was an instant hit—reaching the bestsellers list in America and Britain and remaining there for several years. He wrote the book for laymen to help them understand questions that were being posed by the scientific community at that time. The popularity of the book and the impressive number of copies sold clearly attest to the fact that interest in the concepts of time and time physics is high and increasing. A Brief History of Time covered a majority of Hawking’s research, including the existence of black holes, the origin of the universe, the nature of time, and string theory. In it he also explored the nature of singularity, or points in space-time where all physical laws break down. Black holes, string theory and singularities have all been closely linked to various time travel theories.
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