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Index intelligence level 87 quasars 90-2, 95-6 married 86

anthropic principle 165

Nobel Prize? 166-7 radiation 130, 169-70 Pope Pius medal 149-50 relativity theory 9-11, 13,

Bekenstein, Jacob 130-5 Royal Society 146

28, 160

thesis 67-73

Bell, Jocelyn 103

Hawking's law of area satellites 118-19

Bethe, Hans 110-11

big bang theory 49-51, 68, increase 125

Schrodinger, Erwin 157

74, 82- 5, 101,148-62 Heisenberg, Werner 135-6, Schwarzchild big crunch 49-51, 165 144 geometry 46-53 black holes 41, 80, 91, Hoyle, Fred 66, 68-72, 84 radius 115

106-25, 130-45

finding 118-19

Hawking 121-2, 13011

see also gravitational collapse

Boltzmann, Ludwig 128

Born, Max 159

Hubble, Edwin 50-1

inflation 163-4

Kepler, Johannes 19

law of motion 27

laws of

Schwarzchild, Karl 46-7, 79

Sciama, Dennis 7, 66,

73-6, 140

Singularities of Gravitational

Collapse 102

singularity 75-84, 102, 114

see also black holes

Smoot, George 170-2

Catholic Church 146-52 black hole mechanics 133 solar COBE satellite 168-72 thermodynamics 126-9, eclipse 42-3 complex time 157 133 system 18 cosmic radiation 97 Lemaitre, Abbe 50-1 space curvature 30-43 cosmological constant 48 Schwarzchild 46-7 cosmology 12, 88-91 mass 14, 16-17, 24- 7 singularity 78-9

Mercury, perihelion 22, 35-9 stars 109-14

Dyson, Freeman 139, 143 microwaves 99-101

motor neurone disease 4-7

steady state theory 102

eclipse 42-3

Eddington, Arthur S. 43, 11 O Narlikar, Jayant 69

57

Einstein, Albert 28-45, 48, neutron stars 104-5,

112-13

Taylor, John 141

theory of everything 155

thermal radiation 98-100

black holes 130

see also relativity theory Newton, Isaac 11 , 13, 14-19 thermodynamics, laws of electromagnetic spectrum law of motion 27 126-9, 133

93

No Boundary Proposal black holes 138

entropy 126, 131 - 5, 138 151- 2, 155-6, 162-3, Thorne, Kip 121-2, 146 equivalence principle 34

event horizon 113-16,

136-7

On the Internal Constitution uncertainty principle 136,

of Stars 110

158

Oppenheimer, J. Robert universe

Feynman, Richard 155

Friedmann, Alexander 48-9

52-6, 58-63

partial theories 13

beginnings 81, 150-65

evolution 85

expanding 48-51, 96

Galilei, Galileo 147

Gamow, Georges 97

geodesics 30

God 29

particles 158

flat 49, 163

see also virtual particles history 101

Penrose, Roger 8, 75-81 see also big bang theory

Penzias, Arno 100-1 , 168 universes, other 160-1

Gold, Thomas 91, 105 Planck, Max 98-9, 143 gravitation 14, 26-7 Planck's constant 136 vacuum solution 39

see also space curvature Principia 18, 20, 22-3 virtual particles 135-6 gravitational collapse 47, principle of equivalence 34

52-4, 60-3

gravity 12- 27, 30, 144, 154

pulsars 104-5

quantum wave function 154, 157-9

wavelengths 93-4

Weinberg, Steven 165

Halley, Edmund 18- 20

Hartle, Jim 154-7, 160-1

Hawking, Stephen born 56

illness 4-7

cosmology 154, 157, Wheeler, John 58-63, 106,

160, 165

117, 131-2

fluctuations 164

white dwarf 112-13

gravity 144, 154

mechanics 159

theory 153

Wilde, Jane 7-8

Wilson, Robert 100-1 , 168

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