What's New

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Minor bug fixes.

App Description

ALL THE COLOUR AND BEAUTY OF THE UNIVERSE EXPLAINED. With stunning design, simple navigation and cleverly formatted new illustrations, this app explains everything you want to know about the universe!

Explore Stephen Hawking’s phenomenal work on six mind-bending, fully illustrated topics including Space-Time, Black Holes and the Expanding Universe. With up-to-date understanding on scientific breakthroughs this is a fresh and exciting look at Professor Hawking’s greatest and best-selling work A Brief History of Time!

‘My goal in this new app edition, as in my original book, is to highlight the excitement of new discoveries, and to offer an understanding of the new picture of reality that is emerging as a result.’

Stephen Hawking
Cambridge, July 2016


· Beautifully designed and easy to navigate
· Easy to understand full illustrations to explain complex science
· A thorough integrated glossary
· Keep a personal record of your progress through the app
· Share your own lightbulb moments through social media

What you’ll discover!
· Professor Hawking’s greatest contributions to Physics: Singularity Theorems, Hawking Radiation and No Boundary Proposal
· Six fully illustrated topics: Space Time, Black Holes , Big Bang, Expanding Universe, Elementary Particles and Light and Waves
· Updates from Stephen Hawking on major scientific breakthroughs since he first wrote the book
· Dive deeper into historical and anecdotal references from Professor Hawking

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • September 15, 2016 Initial release
  • October 14, 2016 New version 1.02
  • October 14, 2016 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $3.99
  • October 16, 2016 Price increase: $3.99 -> $7.99
  • November 05, 2016 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $6.99
  • November 19, 2016 Price increase: $6.99 -> $7.99
  • December 26, 2016 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $3.99
  • March 17, 2018 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99