• Premier livre de Stephen Hawking écrit à l'intention du non-spécialiste, succès incontournable dès sa parution, Une brève histoire du temps présente dans un langage simple et accessible les développements contemporains de l'astrophysique. Retraçant les grandes théories du cosmos, de Galilée à Newton en passant par Einstein et Poincaré, racontant les avancées prodigieuses de la recherche sur l'espace et le temps, expliquant la nature des trous noirs, l'auteur propose de relever le plus grand défi de la science moderne : la quête d'une théorie capable d'unifier la relativité générale et la mécanique quantique.

  • Dieu existe-t-il ? Comment l'Univers a-t-il commencé ? Y a-t-il de la vie intelligente ailleurs ? Peut-on prévoir l'avenir ? Qu'y a-t-il à l'intérieur d'un trou noir ? Peut-on voyager dans le temps ? L'espèce humaine pourra-t-elle  survivre sur la Terre ? Faut-il coloniser l'espace ? Serons-nous dépassés par l'intelligence artificielle ? Que nous réserve l'avenir ?

    Telles sont quelques-unes des grandes questions que Stephen Hawking  éclaire dans ce livre auquel il a travaillé jusqu'à sa mort.

    Tout au long de son exceptionnelle carrière, Stephen Hawking a approfondi notre connaissance de l'Univers et dévoilé quelques-uns de ses plus grands mystères. Mais, alors même que ses travaux sur les trous noirs, la gravité quantique, les temps imaginaires lui faisaient explorer les confins de l'Univers, il a  toujours pensé que la science permettrait de résoudre les problèmes de la planète.

    Passionnant, ambitieux, ô combien intellectuellement stimulant et plein d'humour, le dernier livre de Stephen Hawking, l'un des plus grands esprits de notre temps, nous invite à nous confronter à notre humaine condition et au destin de notre planète.

  • Après Sur les épaules des géants consacré aux textes fondateurs de la physique, Stephen Hawking propose dans le même esprit une sélection de 24 textes de 16 mathématiciens qui ont révolutionné les mathématiques au cours des âges. De la géométrie d'Euclide (-300 avant notre ère) aux travaux précurseurs de l'informatique d'Alan Turing dans les années 1950, Stephen Hawking resitue les découvertes de chaque savant dans leur contexte historique et explique leur impact sur notre connaissance du monde.
    Un panorama saisissant de "la reine des sciences" où les mathématiciens français tiennent une place prééminente. Nouvelle présentation de cet ouvrage de référence.

  • Premier livre de Stephen Hawking écrit à l'intention du non-spécialiste, succès incontournable dès sa parution, Une brève histoire du temps présente dans un langage simple et accessible les développements contemporains de l'astrophysique.
    Retraçant les grandes théories du cosmos, de Galilée et Newton à Einstein et Poincaré, racontant les avancées prodigieuses de la recherche sur l'espace et le temps, expliquant la nature des trous noirs, il propose de relever le plus grand défi de la science moderne : la quête d'une théorie unitaire combinant la relativité générale et la mécanique quantique.

  • Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by the world renowned physicist - generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders. This new edition includes recent updates from Stephen Hawking with his latest thoughts about the No Boundary Proposal and offers new information about dark energy, the information paradox, eternal inflation, the microwave background radiation observations, and the discovery of gravitational waves. It was published in tandem with the app, Stephen Hawking's Pocket Universe.

  • THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. Is there a God? How did it all begin? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? How do we shape the future? Will we survive on Earth? Should we colonise space? Is time travel possible? Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.

  • An anniversary edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features a new introduction by the author and a new chapter on the possibility of time travel and "wormholes" in space

  • Introduction by Professor Stephen Hawking . When Edwin Hubble looked into his telescope in the 1920s, he was shocked to find that nearly all of the galaxies he could see through it were flying away from one another. If these galaxies had always been travelling, he reasoned, then they must, at some point, have been on top of one another. This discovery transformed the debate about one of the most fundamental questions of human existence - how did the universe begin? Every society has stories about the origin of the cosmos and its inhabitants, but now, with the power to peer into the early universe and deploy the knowledge gleaned from archaeology, geology, evolutionary biology and cosmology, we are closer than ever to understanding where it all came from. In The Origin of (almost) Everything , New Scientist explores the modern origin stories of everything from the Big Bang, meteorites and dark energy, to dinosaurs, civilisation, timekeeping, belly-button fluff and beyond. From how complex life evolved on Earth, to the first written language, to how humans conquered space, The Origin of (almost) Everything offers a unique history of the past, present and future of our universe.

  • The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. How did the universe begin? Will humanity survive on Earth? Is there intelligent life beyond our solar system? Could artificial intelligence ever outsmart us? Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.

  • L'auteur, un des fondateurs de la mécanique quantique, évoque ici l'importance des progrès obtenus dans la compréhension des lois qui régissent l'Univers d'une part, et la possibilité de découvrir une théorie du tout complète et unifiée dans un futur proche, d'autre part.

  • Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by the world renowned physicist - generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders.This new edition includes recent updates from Stephen Hawking with his latest thoughts about the No Boundary Proposal and offers new information about dark energy, the information paradox, eternal inflation, the microwave background radiation observations, and the discovery of gravitational waves. It was published in tandem with the app, Stephen Hawking's Pocket Universe.

  • Anglais My Brief History

    Stephen Hawking

    'His clarity, wit and determination are evident, his understand and good humour moving' New ScientistMy Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his post-war 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 black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of academia.Writing with characteristic humility and humour, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease aged twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onwards 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.Clear-eyed, intimate and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking's personal cosmos.'Read it for the personal nuggets . . . but above all, it's worth reading for its message of hope' Mail on Sunday

  • 'It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers.'In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that has fascinated him for decades - black holes.In these flagship lectures the legendary physicist argues that if we could only understand black holes and how they challenge the very nature of space and time, we could unlock the secrets of the universe.

  • The legendary physicist explores his favorite subject in a pair of enlightening, accessible, and cleverly illustrated essays for curious readers, originally delivered as BBC lectures.
    “It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science-fiction writers, but they are firmly matters of science fact.”
    For decades, Stephen Hawking has been fascinated by black holes. He believes that if we understood the challenges they pose to the very nature of space and time, we could unlock the secrets of the universe. In these conversational pieces, Hawking’s sense of wonder is infectious as he holds forth on what we know about black holes, what we still don’t know, and theoretical answers to more specific questions, such as: What would happen if you ever got sucked into one? Annotated and with an introduction by BBC News science editor David Shukman, featuring whimsical and illuminating illustrations, Black Holes offers a candid peek into one of the great scientific mysteries of all time.
    Praise for Stephen Hawking
    “[Hawking] can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit. . . . His is a brain of extraordinary power.”--The New York Review of Books
    “Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher’s gifts--easy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex propositions with analogies plucked from daily life.”--The New York Times
    “A high priest of physics, one of a handful of theorists who may be on the verge of reading God’s mind.”--Los Angeles Times

  • Voici Je premier livre que Stephen Hawking ait écrit pour le grand public. Il y expose, dans un langage simple et accessible, les plus récentes découvertes des astrophysiciens. Retraçant les grandes théories du cosmos depuis Galilée jusqu'à Einstein, racontant les ultimes découvertes en cosmologie, expliquant la nature des trous noirs, il propose ensuite de relever le plus grand défi de la science moderne : la recherche d'une théorie permettant de concilier la Relativité générale et la mécanique quantique.
    On sait que Stephen Hawking lutte depuis plus de vingt ans contre une maladie neurologique très grave. Malgré ce handicap, il a consacré sa vie à tenter de percer les secrets de l'univers. Aujourd'hui, il nous fait partager ses découvertes. Un livre fascinant.

  • The Grand Design

    Stephen Hawking

    • Bantam
    • 20 Juillet 2011

    When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In The Grand Design, the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. Model dependent realism, the multiverse, the top-down theory of cosmology, and the unified M-theory - all are revealed here.



    This is the first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world's greatest thinkers. A succinct, startling and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform - and provoke - like no other.

  • “God does not play dice with the universe." So said Albert Einstein in response to the first discoveries that launched quantum physics, as they suggested a random universe that seemed to violate the laws of common sense. This 20th-century scientific revolution completely shattered Newtonian laws, inciting a crisis of thought that challenged scientists to think differently about matter and subatomic particles.The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of compiles the essential works from the scientists who sparked the paradigm shift that changed the face of physics forever, pushing our understanding of the universe on to an entirely new level of comprehension. Gathered in this anthology is the scholarship that shocked and befuddled the scientific world, including works by Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg, Max Born, Erwin Schrodinger, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard Feynman, as well as an introduction by today's most celebrated scientist, Stephen Hawking.

  • NEW LIMITED EDITION OF THE SUNDAY TIMES No.1 BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. This limited edition features the 'Big Questions Puzzle' devised by Josh Kirklin, a PhD student in Stephen Hawking's department at the University of Cambridge, and is inspired by the ten big questions in the book: Is there a God? How did it all begin? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is time travel possible? Will we survive on Earth? Should we colonise space? Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? How do we shape the future? Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next.

  • « La science devrait être compréhensible par tous et pas seulement par quelques spécialistes. » De la théorie de l'expansion de l'Univers à celle du big bang en passant par les trous noirs, la direction du temps ou les découvertes de Hubble, c'est à un passionnant voyage aux origines de l'univers que nous convie Stephen Hawking. Scientifique de renommée internationale et vulgarisateur hors pair, il propose une série de sept conférences (à l'origine données à Cambridge) sur le cosmos et la place que nous y tenons. Son objectif :
    Essayer de combiner les différentes découvertes scientifiques en une « théorie unique, une théorie du Tout. Trouver cette théorie unique serait le triomphe ultime de la raison humaine. »

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  • Un voyage ex-tra-or-di-naire dans l'Univers!  Le jour où Georges rencontre ses nouveaux voisins, il est loin d imaginer que sa vision du monde va être totalement bouleversée. Chez la jeune Annie et Éric, son scientifique de père, le garçon découvre Cosmos, l'ordinateur le plus perfectionné qui soit. Sa super intelligence permet de protéger Georges et ses amis aux quatre coins de l Univers ! Hélas, quelqu un nourrit de sombres projets. et quand on sait qu il n y a rien de plus dangereux dans l espace qu un trou noir, il y a du souci à se faire !  Un roman essentiel sur l'Univers avec les découvertes de Stephen Hawking.

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