The Science of Stephen Hawking
Professor Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018) was an iconic scientist who worked on fundamental questions in black holes and the origin of the universe. His research was combined with a passion for communicating his work to the general public, notably in his book A Brief History of Time which was followed by many other books and TV programmes. In a celebration of his life and work, Professors Toby Wiseman and Richard Battye discussed his science. Toby and Richard both worked alongside Hawking in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge and will give a personal insight into his unique contributions to knowledge.