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Before the Big Bang
A new mathematical model explores the time before the big bang
Winning background research
There might not be a Nobel Prize for mathematics, but maths is at the heart of the 2006 Nobel Prizes.
Catching waves with Kip Thorne
What happens when one black hole meets another?
Professor Kip Thorne
shows us how to eavesdrop on these cosmic events by watching for telltale gravitational waves.
Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking!
This issue of
is a special, marking the occasion of Stephen Hawking's 60th birthday. Plus attended his
in Cambridge, where we interviewed some of the world's most influential mathematicians and physicists.
No place like home for Martin Rees
Sir Martin Rees
a whistlestop tour of some of the more extraordinary features of our cosmos, and explains how lucky we are that the universe is the way it is.
Stephen Hawking's 60 years in a nutshell
is very proud to present
Professor Stephen Hawking
's own Birthday Symposium address.
Folding a piece of paper in half might be easy, but what about into thirds, fifths, or thirteenths? Here is...
What is infinity?
Take a trip into the never-ending.
Making Two Tribes fairer
In the TV game show Two Tribes teams can have unequal sizes. Is that fair?
Can you measure information?
Can you measure information? It's a tricky question — but people have tried and come up with very...
Monsters, moonshine and shadows
Not just the ingredients for a fairy tale...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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