Paul Davies

A Galaxy of Egos

Empire of the Stars

By

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Some ideas seem so outlandish that they meet irrational resistance from even the most brilliant minds. When a young Indian student discovered in 1930 that stars could shrink to nothing and disappear completely from the universe, nobody would take him seriously. But the student was right: he had discovered black holes.


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