Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design

He has taken us to the ends of the universe – now, Professor Stephen Hawking tackles the most personal, yet cosmic of questions: Is there a meaning to our lives – in the two-part special presentation, Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design, premiering back-to-back on Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.

Based on his acclaimed new book with science writer Leonard Mlodinow, The Grand Design, Professor Hawking draws on more than 40 years of his own research and a recent series of observations and theoretical breakthroughs to reveal an original and controversial theory.

He argues that scientific obsession with formulating a single new model may be misplaced; Hawking holds the position that by synthesizing existing theories, scientists may discover the key to understanding the universe’s deepest mysteries. Continue reading »