Stephen Hawking's first official app teaches the basics of the universe

Stephen Hawking has gone to great lengths to promote science through books and videos, but he has been conspicuously absent in the software world, until now, that is. The astrophysicist has just teamed up with Random House on Snapshots of the Universe, his first official app.

What’s it like to see the universe through the mind of Stephen Hawking? A new iPad app tries to get you there. The renowned physicist, arguably the most famous living scientist, has teamed up with Random House on an app, called “Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe,” that teaches the principles that control our universe through eight “simple and fun” experiments.

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