The Thrust of His Thought

TITLE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME

DIRECTOR: ERROL MORRIS

THE BOTTOM LINE: The real world and the theoretical universe of a physicist are explored with simplicity and elegance.

The theory. when massive stars exhaust their nuclear fuel, they collapse in on themselves, finally reaching a point of infinite density that physicists call a singularity. At that moment, time stops and the gravitational field is so strong that no light can escape from this mass. What we have all come to know as a black hole is created.

THE THEORIST. Stephen Hawking is one of the physicists who made important contributions to...

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