A Brief History of Time
The gradual growth in our knowledge of the universe is reflected in the history of our understanding of space and time, a history in which most of the structure initially regarded as obvious has had to be discarded. In tracing this story, the course follows some of Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time” and ends with a discussion of black holes and gravitational waves.
John Friedman, a distinguished professor emeritus at UWM, has worked on a variety of problems in gravitational physics, involving neutron stars, black holes and gravitational collapse, and the topology of spacetime. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Friedman served ... read more