big bang

Do you want to introduce Stephen Hawking's big ideas to your students? In just two and a half minutes, Alok Jha explains some of Stephen Hawking's big theories which made him the greatest scientist of our time. You can also think about classroom activities based on this animation and discuss some of his theories in a simple manner.

The Big Bang theory currently occupies the center stage in modern cosmology. And yet, half a century ago, it was only one among a few divergent world views, with competing claims to the truth. This article highlights a few trail-blazing events in the journey of the Big Bang model from the fringes to the centerfold of astrophysics, a journey that is ongoing and far from over.

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