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Can physics do for maths what maths has done for physics?

A quick tour to some of Hawking's most significant achievements.

The cosmic microwave background is the earliest light we can see in the Universe. So important is this baby picture of the Universe, it's been involved in two Nobel Prizes. Why?

Some of the Universe's most important secrets are hidden in the shape of a beautiful undulating curve: the power spectrum of the cosmic microwave spectrum. This article explains how.

Cambridge mathematicians and physicists remember their most famous colleague with fondness.

*dark matter*. But if it's invisible how do they know it's there?

To understand the why the cosmic microwave background tells us so much about the Universe, you first need to understand what created it: sound waves travelling through the early Universe.