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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

John Friedman

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

Date: 4 Thu, Mar 18-Apr 8, 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: John Friedman

Fee: $25

Enrollment Limit: 300

Program Number: SPRI:144

Registration opens Tue, Jan 12, 2021.