## Character Descriptions

**Stephen Hawking** - This person taught mathematics and physics at Cambridge for thirty years and suffers from a type of Lou Gehrig's disease.

**Albert Einstein** - This person was a theoretical physicist whose contributions to physics laid the foundations for general relativity.

**Roger Penrose** - This person has co-authored a number of important papers about black holes.

**Kip Thorne** - This American theoretical physicist has aided humanity's understanding of gravitational physics and astrophysics.

**Isaac Newton** - This seventeenth and eighteenth century physicist and mathematician invented calculus.

**Hawking's Students** - These people are mentioned in Hawking's books for the work they submit.

** Werner Heisenberg** - This person is famous for the a principle that holds there is an inverse relation between how finely one can calculate the velocity and position of a particle.

**Richard Feynman** - This American physicist created a new formulation of quantum mechanics and the...

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