No one theory explains how nature operates everywhere
Theoretical physicist Stephen W. Hawking (born Jan. 8, 1942) approaches the origin and fate of the universe in The Illustrated Theory of Everything, previously published as The Cambridge Lectures: Life Works.
He brings seven lectures to the scientific writing table. The septet concentrates upon:
• scientific thought addressing universe-finite or universe-infinite space and time;
• Sir Isaac Newton (January 4, 1643 – March 31, 1727) and Dr. Albert Einstein (March 14, 1870 – April 18, 1955) respectively articulating gravity and relativity theories;
• stars collapsing into black holes of gravity-held light;
• stars energy-leaking out of holes;
• surfaces and times mirroring Earth's;
• time reversing in collapsing holes and universes; and
• universes role-modeling the how, when, where, and why of human, spatial, temporal existence.