How do you calculate an "intuitive" date and time from the BIG BANG to NOW? :-) For you Drum and Bass heads :-) Unfortunately Professor Hawking is a busy man who cannot be a hub to the world. Until we can query his brain electronically that is. Dear Professor Hawking, Is it possible to calculate the "real" date and time, based upon the time from the BIG BANG to now? For example the Gregorian Calendar says that it is currently Sunday 12th September 2010 20:58:34 to 1 second accuracy. Is it possible to come up with a calendar signature that would reveal cosmological "real" time? I would like to write a program that calculates this every millisecond, as an alternative to the Gregorian B.C.E and C.E conventions. Please could you shed some light on my thinking? Ideally it would be a simple way a reading the current time from the BIG BANG to NOW, in YEARS, MINUTES, SECONDS, and MILLISECONDS. Do you think that I could use quantities greater than YEARS to make the calendar more readable e.g. would LIGHT YEARS make sense somehow? Best Wishes, Dave Kirkby. If you'd like to hear a good drum and bass track. Search for B-Complex Beautiful Lies on YouTube :-) It's a "sick" tune! As Generation Y like to say. Peace out to K-Pax (my favourite mathematical film). You see, Professor Hawking's "might" like Drum and Bass. I like to imagine him rocking out to it in Cambridge Uni whilst thinking about Black Holes.