Kitty Ferguson has been writing and lecturing about science and scientists for over two decades, making the language and concepts of physics and cosmology understandable for audiences without a scientific background. Her 1991 biography of Stephen Hawking, written with his encouragement and help, was an international best-seller. She was a consultant for Hawking's book The Universe in a Nutshell. Kitty is the author of seven books including The Fire in the Equations and The Music of Pythagoras. She has also been interviewed by Forbes Magazine, PBS, "News Hour with Jim Lehrer," and the BBC. She lectures widely in North America, and her appearances have included the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and many universities. Kitty and her husband divide their time between Cambridge, England and South Carolina.
I saw "The Theory of Everything," enjoyed it a great deal, and took up again Stephen Hawking's "The Illustrated A Brief History of Time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Neuman
A very difficult read. I could not get past chapter 3 and I have had 6 years of college, love Stephen Hawking, was interested in learning about him, and find string theory to be... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Molly A. Block
I greatly enjoyed this read. Ms. Ferguson is a splendid writer, with an excellent command of science and cosmology and an equal ability to succinctly explain difficult concepts to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Christopher Baker
Kitty Ferguson has written both a succinct biography of a fascinating character and a good explanation for the layman of some of the most far-out science any of us are likely to... Read morePublished 13 months ago by R. Lieblich
Hawking is one of the most interesting people of the world. His mind and his life and how he has lived it are simply fascinating.Published 17 months ago by Shirley Sacks
Excellent. Well written and understandable about life and career of this person. Took me time as I read other things in between but well worth investmentPublished 18 months ago by grace
My husband and I worked in Cambridge in the 1990's. On our last night, as we walked down a dark drive to our hotel near the Isaac Newton Bridge, here comes Stephen Hawking's... Read morePublished 19 months ago by S. Thompson