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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Stephen Hawking, noted Theoretical Physicist specializing in space and time theory, was born 300 years to the day after the death of Galileo, noted astronomer. It’s then somewhat odd that in 1979, he was appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, the same post held by Sir Isaac Newton 300 years earlier.

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 02:38 PM
 
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he was on the simpsons
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And that crazy old guy in Contact was totally ripping him off too...

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they ripped him off in the X-files too.
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Plus he lost a bet on black holes being worm holes and had to pay up with a subscription to Playboy. I just want to know what he would have done if he had won?

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Notable TV Guest Appearances

1. "Beckmann" playing "Himself" 17 October 2005
2. "Richard & Judy" playing "Himself" 12 October 2005
3. "The Simpsons" playing "Himself" (voice) in episode: "Don't Fear the Roofer" (episode # 16.16) 1 May 2005
4. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" playing "Voice" (voice) 25 July 2003
5. "The Sky at Night" playing "Himself" in episode: "The Birth of the Universe" (episode # 1.543) June 2002
6. "The Simpsons" playing "Himself" (voice) (archive footage) in episode: "Gump Roast" (episode # 13.17) 21 April 2002
7. "Futurama" playing "Himself" (voice) in episode: "Anthology of Interest I" (episode # 2.20) 21 May 2000
8. "The Simpsons" playing "Himself" (voice) (archive footage) in episode: "Behind the Laughter" (episode # 11.22) 21 May 2000
9. "The Simpsons" playing "Himself" (voice) in episode: "They Saved Lisa's Brain" (episode # 10.21) 9 May 1999
10. "Star Trek: The Next Generation" playing "Himself" in episode: "Descent: Part 1" (episode # 6.26) 19 June 1993

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Plus he lost a bet on black holes being worm holes and had to pay up with a subscription to Playboy. I just want to know what he would have done if he had won?
How did they determine a winner in that bet??...wormholes in blackholes is an untestable theory...blackholes are what happens when massive stars collapse on themselves and the mass of an object 1000's of times larger than our sun is condensed small enough to fit on a tablespoon...can't duplicate that??

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How did they determine a winner in that bet??...wormholes in blackholes is an untestable theory...blackholes are what happens when massive stars collapse on themselves and the mass of an object 1000's of times larger than our sun is condensed small enough to fit on a tablespoon...can't duplicate that??

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The whole thing was explained in a book on Hawking published by Bantam(Stephen Hawking: Quest for a Theory of Everything)

Here's a brief on the bet


http://www.answers.com/topic/stephen-hawking

Losing an old bet

Hawking was in the news in July 2004 for presenting a new theory about black holes which goes against his own long-held belief about their behaviour, thus losing a bet he and Kip Thorne made with John Preskill, a particle physicist. Classically, it can be shown that information crossing the event horizon of a black hole is lost to our universe. This is known as the no hair theorem. The problem with the no hair theorem is that it implies the black hole will emit the same radiation regardless of what goes into the black hole. So if a pure quantum state is thrown into a black hole, a mixed state will be returned. This runs counter to the rules of quantum mechanics and is known as the black hole information paradox.

Hawking had earlier speculated that the singularity at the center of a black hole could form a bridge to a "baby universe" into which the lost information could pass; such theories have been very popular in science fiction. But according to Hawking's new idea, presented at the 17th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, on 21 July, 2004 in Dublin, Ireland, black holes eventually transmit, in a garbled form, information about all matter they swallow.

The Euclidean path integral over all topologically trivial metrics can be done by time slicing and so is unitary when analytically continued to the Lorentzian. On the other hand, the path integral over all topologically non-trivial metrics is asymptotically independent of the initial state. Thus the total path integral is unitary and information is not lost in the formation and evaporation of black holes. The way the information gets out seems to be that a true event horizon never forms, just an apparent horizon.
--GR Conference website (http://www.dcu.ie/~nolanb/gr17.htm) summary of Hawking's talk.

Having concluded that information is conserved, Hawking conceded his bet in Preskill's favor, awarding him Total Baseball, The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia, an encyclopędia from which information is easily retrieved. However, Thorne remains unconvinced of Hawking's proof and declined to contribute to the award.

Hawking did write, and sign, a letter conceding the bet and a subscription to Playboy magazine. The letter is displayed in the book.

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

The first turn is the worst turn, between the left ear and the right one.

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For being a genius, couldn't he pick a better voice than the guy from the old "Speak & Spell" toys???
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For being a genius, couldn't he pick a better voice than the guy from the old "Speak & Spell" toys???


Of course I was thinking the computer from War Games!

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

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