Stephen Hawking, The Next Greatest Mind
- Stephen Hawking's Life -
· Steven Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, exactly 300 years after Galileo's death. His parent's lived in a three-story fixer-upper that never really got fixed in Oxford, England. During World War II, Oxford was considered as a safer place for children. Their family of six kept bees in their basement, and made fireworks in the greenhouse. Steven Hawking was considered bright, but wasn't a exceptional student. His mother recalled that he was in the bottom three in his class in high school. He constructed a primitive computer along with his friends out of recycled computer parts. It actually worked! Shortly after his 21st birthday, he caught a disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). He is almost completely paralyzed. Now he talks through a computer system called Equalizer.
- What Stephen Hawking Discovered -
Stephen Hawking discovered that black holes emit subatomic particles. Subatomic particle is anything smaller than an atom. The subatomic particle emitted by black holes is known as Hawking radiation. He also figured that you can travel into the future by going close to the speed of light. So, let's pretend you are traveling in a giant spaceship. The ship starts slow due to the mass of the ship. Then it accelerates until everything outside is a blur. The theory is that the faster you travel, the more time passes around you. What you don't notice is that everything outside is perfectly normal. You head back to Earth, only to find yourself 40 years in the future. There are many things Stephen discovered.
Stephen Hawking's Theories
Have you ever wondered how the big bang, a massive explosion that created the universe, happened in the middle of nothing? Where did the energy come from? It came from negative energy. What is negative energy? I'll give you an example. A man with a shovel wants to make a hill on a flat plain. he digs up dirt, and piles it up for one day. You are aware that he is making a hole in the process.The hole is negative energy, the hill is the universe, and the plain is nothing. The hill+hole=0. Another theory is electrons. electrons never obey the law of physics. How? Well, if you launch a stream of electrons at two slits in a wall and make it hit a detector that will light up, there would obviously be two dots on the wall. But that isn't going to happen. There would not be one mark, but many. Why? Electrons will take every path possible, instead of one. Once it's flying, it is many electrons. Then, they shift back to one reality. It's confusing and insteresting. I wish ..I can completely understand his theories one day
First paragraph:The BreifER History of Time
Second paragraph: www.hawking.org.uk/about-stephen.html,