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Online-Session: My Brief History by Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution.
My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking’s improbable journey from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty, and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology.
Writing with characteristic humility and humour, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease at age twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time – one of the iconic books of the twentieth century.

There’s no need to have read the book in order to attend!

The discussion will be held via the Online Meeting App Zoom. It is an easy tool, which does not have to be downloaded. No need for an account or putting in any personal data. You will receive an invite and all necessary instructions via email upon registration.

Entrance is FREE.
Please register in advance by Registration via e-mail: programm@carl-schurz-haus.de

Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch

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Online
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Fr, 24.Apr.2020 um 18:30