• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products via PF Here!

Textbook Symposium of Hawkings birthday

I came across a book at the "worlds greatest bookstore" in toronto...yes thats the name of the store...I believe it was for hawkings birthday...and had wheeler/thorpe/penrose as the chief editor...it was a collection of technical theoretical physics stuff presented at Hawkings bday.(2-3 inches thick)

Has anyone come across this book? is it any good? can you give the title
and isbn?
 

robphy

Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Insights Author
Gold Member
5,378
657
Do you mean this?

The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology
Celebrating Stephen Hawking's 60th Birthday
Edited by
G. W. Gibbons University of Cambridge
E. P. S. Shellard University of Cambridge
S. J. Rankin University of Cambridge

Hardback (ISBN-10: 0521820812 | ISBN-13: 9780521820813)
Published November 2003 | 906 pages | 247 x 174 mm

http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521820812
https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521820812/ (cheaper)

by the way, here's some video
http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/stephen60/workshop.html
 
Last edited by a moderator:
yes ...any good? hmm guess wheeler/thorne wrote the beginnigng chapter.
 

selfAdjoint

Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
Dearly Missed
6,764
5
neurocomp2003 said:
yes ...any good? hmm guess wheeler/thorne wrote the beginnigng chapter.
I looked over it a couple of times in a bookstore. Trying to see whether I should pay the hefty proice to buy it. I decided not, a bunch of fascinating short technical articles, but already somewhat out of date.
 

hellfire

Science Advisor
1,047
1
You can find some of the articles in arxiv.org, just write the titles in the search mask. Others can be found also writing hawking and birthday in the "abstract" field of the search mask.
 

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving

Hot Threads

Top