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    Revisiting the Uncommon Superstar of Stephen Hawking

    Although it isn’t a licensed biography, “Hawking Hawking” is deeply researched and richly sourced. It incorporates recent interviews with many individuals who interacted intently with Hawking, together with college students, collaborators and mental rivals. It is a guide meant for normal readers. It describes the cultural and the broad scientific context of Hawking’s work, and its reception, but it surely doesn’t present self-contained accounts of the work itself. If you wish to study what singularity theorems, Hawking radiation or the no-boundary proposal is all about, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Seife succeeds in serving up one thing of the flavour of these troublesome and slightly esoteric concepts, that are the…