Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking

by Cornell, Kari A.,

Format: Print Book 2016
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Biography JB HAW
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Biography
Call Number  JB HAW

Do you like to gaze at the stars? So did the young Stephen Hawking. Eventually, he turned his fascination with the night sky into a career of trying to figure out how the universe began and how it works.

As a child, Hawking loved the stars and he loved math class. In college, he studied physics and cosmology, or how the universe came to be. But then he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that shuts down the nerves that control muscles. His doctors thought he had two years to live, so Hawking started working hard to meet his goals. He studied black holes and made discoveries that earned him recognition around the world. He wrote several books about the universe to help people understand his ideas. More than fifty years after his diagnosis, Hawking still has ALS, but he continues to ponder the night skies, trying to find one theory that will explain the universe.

Additional Information
Series STEM trailblazer bios.
Subjects Hawking, Stephen, -- 1942-2018 -- Juvenile literature.
Hawking, Stephen, -- 1942-2018.
Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Patients -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Cosmology -- Juvenile literature.
Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Publisher Minneapolis :Lerner Publications,2016
Language English
Description 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 30, 31) and index.
ISBN 9781467795289
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