Hawking Hawking: A new biography of Stephen Hawking
April 9, 2021 10:04 PM   Subscribe

Hawking Hawking: A new biography of Stephen Hawking
In Hawking Hawking, I explore how Stephen Hawking came to be thought of as humanity’s greatest genius. Hawking spent his career grappling with deep questions in physics, but his renown didn’t rest on his science. He was a master of self-promotion, hosting parties for time travelers, declaring victory over problems he had not solved, and wooing billionaires. In a wheelchair and physically dependent on a cadre of devotees, Hawking still managed to captivate the people around him—and use them for his own purposes.
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posted by cgs06 (2 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I'm looking forward to reading this! I first became aware of your book when I read this nice review on physicist Peter Woit's blog.
posted by indexy at 3:09 PM on April 14, 2021 [1 favorite]

Looks great! I'm definitely adding this to my to-read list!
posted by achmorrison at 2:57 PM on April 21, 2021 [1 favorite]

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