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ALL THE COLOUR AND BEAUTY OF THE UNIVERSE EXPLAINED. With stunning design, simple navigation and cleverly formatted new illustrations, this app explains everything you want to know about the universe!

Explore Stephen Hawking’s phenomenal work on six mind-bending, fully illustrated topics including Space-Time, Black Holes and the Expanding Universe. With up-to-date understanding on scientific breakthroughs this is a fresh and exciting look at Professor Hawking’s greatest and best-selling work A Brief History of Time!

‘My goal in this new app edition, as in my original book, is to highlight the excitement of new discoveries, and to offer an understanding of the new picture of reality that is emerging as a result.’

Stephen Hawking
Cambridge, July 2016


· Beautifully designed and easy to navigate
· Easy to understand full illustrations to explain complex science
· A thorough integrated glossary
· Keep a personal record of your progress through the app
· Share your own lightbulb moments through social media

What you’ll discover!
· Professor Hawking’s greatest contributions to Physics: Singularity Theorems, Hawking Radiation and No Boundary Proposal
· Six fully illustrated topics: Space Time, Black Holes , Big Bang, Expanding Universe, Elementary Particles and Light and Waves
· Updates from Stephen Hawking on major scientific breakthroughs since he first wrote the book
· Dive deeper into historical and anecdotal references from Professor Hawking

What’s New

Version 1.02

Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

kingrolly ,

Great app with 1 or 2 flaws

Overall this app is good, it functions well the information is great. Where this app falls a little short for me is lack of a native iPad app, and the app is not updated to support the iPhone X screen.

Paul6230 ,

5 Stars but.....

I've given this 5 stars due to the content that's within this app and the quality of it and the information. The one problem I see and that others have pointed out it that it is not 100% compatible with an iPad ( March 2017 iPad ). I would love for this app to be made fully compatible with an iPad as the 1 x magnification doesn't cut it. Overall great app and information within it highly recommend.

Developer Response ,

Hi Paul,

Thank you for your feedback on the app. We will take this into account when we next update the app.

Best wishes,

App support team
Penguin Random House

PlutoniumProphet ,

Well presented and easy to navigate

This is a great app for young students or the layman looking to get a better understanding of Hawking's work. It's also a quick summary of A Brief History of Time with updates on key principles. It's nicely touch enabled and easy and intuitive to navigate. Good app and worth the cost I think.

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