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Stephen Hawking (1942–) Research Paper

BACKGROUND

Despite living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a severe, crippling disease, Dr. Stephen Hawking, the world-famous British physicist, has developed complex theories on the origin and future of the universe, black holes, and other phenomena of the cosmos.

BROWSE FOR BOOKS ON THE SHELF USING THESE CALL NUMBERS

Biography section under Hawking, Stephen

523.1

530.1

LOOK UNDER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT IN THE CATALOG (CARD OR COMPUTER)

Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.)

REFERENCE MATERIALS THAT MAY HELP (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)

Hile, Kevin, and E. A. Deschenes, eds. Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Vol. 13, 1994.

Matuz, Roger, ed. Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 63, 1991.

Moritz, Charles, ed. Current Biography Yearbook, 1984.

Trotzky, Susan, ed. Contemporary Authors, Vol. 129, 1990.

PERIODICAL INDEXES TO SEARCH (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)

Biography Index

EBSCO Magazine Article Summaries

InfoTrac

Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature

WILSONDISC

ONLINE DATABASES TO SEARCH

America Online

CompuServe

Dialog

Internet

Prodigy
KEY WORDS AND DESCRIPTORS FOR PERIODICAL INDEX AND ONLINE SEARCHES

Hawking, Stephen

VIDEOTAPES ON THIS TOPIC

A Brief History of Time. Gordon Freedman Productions, 1992.

Stephen Hawking: The Universe Within. Cabisco Teleproductions, 1989.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION TO CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EW, England.

SUGGESTIONS FOR NARROWING THIS TOPIC

Comment on the relationship between science and religion in Hawking’s philosophy.

Discuss the early life of Stephen Hawking and how it led to his professional success.

Discuss how Hawking copes with his physical limitations.

Examine Hawking’s black hole theories.

SUGGESTIONS FOR RELATED TOPICS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)

Astrophysics

Cosmology

Quantum mechanics

Quarks

This RESEARCH TOPIC GUIDE is intended to help the library user find information and materials on a particular topic in many sources throughout the library. Resources on this topic are not limited to those described and availability will depend upon the individual library. Feel free to ask a librarian for assistance.

06/11/2012

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