Brief Answers To The Big Questions

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012018123120190101 (R4)

Last thoughts on a range of topics, taken from the extraordinary career of Stephen Hawking; and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams:

First of all he recalls his upbringing and his youthful research work, enabling him to say: 'I am a scientist with a deep fascination with physics, cosmology, the universe and the future of humanity."

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Last thoughts on a range of big topics from Stephen Hawking

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

022019010120190102 (R4)

Last thoughts on a range of topics, taken from the extraordinary career of Stephen Hawking.

This time our two fundamental belief systems, religion and science, are discussed. "My work is about finding a rational framework to understand the universe around us - says the author. Universal laws are the thing!

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Last thoughts on a range of big topics from Stephen Hawking

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

032019010220190103 (R4)

Last thoughts on a range of topics, taken from the extraordinary career of Stephen Hawking.

This time, a thrilling question is posed. "Why should we go into space? The obvious answer is because it's there.. all around us.." And where to? Well, the author reveals some possibilities.

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Last thoughts on a range of big topics from Stephen Hawking

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

042019010320190104 (R4)

Last thoughts on a range of topics, taken from the extraordinary career of Stephen Hawking.

The author turns his gaze towards artificial intelligence. "I think there is no significant difference between how the brain of an earthworm works and how a computer computes."

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Last thoughts on a range of big topics from Stephen Hawking

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

052019010420190105 (R4)

Last thoughts on a range of topics, taken from the extraordinary career of Stephen Hawking.

What lies ahead in the scientific realm? Especially for the young? One thing is for certain the author - "I don't believe in boundaries" This is followed by a poignant afterword from the author's daughter.

Readers Anton Lesser and Lucy Hawking

Producer Duncan Minshull

Last thoughts on a range of big topics from Stephen Hawking

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres