Stephen Hawking 76-year-old British physicist, cosmologist and black-hole theorist who brought science to a mass audience with the best-selling book ‘A Brief History of Time’, has died.
Hawking later tried working relativity with quantum theory by proposing the no-boundary principle with American physicist James Hartle, which held that space-time is finite and the laws of physics determined how the universe began in a self-contained system, without the need for a creator or prior cause.
Hawking told physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson at the ‘Star Talk’ show aired on National Geographic Channel earlier this month said “There was nothing around before the Big, Big Bang,”
“The laws of physics and time cease to function inside that tiny particle of heat and energy. The ordinary real time as we know now shrinks infinitely as the universe becomes ever smaller but never reaches a definable starting point”, According to Hawking.
Stephen said “It was always reaching closer to nothing but didn’t become nothing,”
He drew an analogy between the vague times with Ancient Greek philosopher Euclid’s theory of space-time, a closed surface without end.
Hawking explained “One can regard imaginary and real-time beginning at the South Pole. There is nothing south of the South Pole… There was never a Big Bang that produced something from nothing. It just seemed that way from mankind’s perspective,”