The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time

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The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time
The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time.jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorsStephen Hawking
George Ellis
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date
Media typePrint

The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time is 1973 book about the theoretical physics of spacetime by Stephen Hawking and George Ellis.[1]


Hawking and Ellis attempt to describe the foundation of space itself and its nature of infinite expansion, using differential geometry to examine the consequences of the physicist Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.

Hawking co-wrote the book with Ellis, while a post doc at Cambridge University. In his 1988 book A Brief History of Time, he describes The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time as "highly technical" and unreadable for the common reader.

The book, now considered a classic, has also appeared in paperback format and has been reprinted many times.a


  1. ^ Hawking, S. W.; Ellis, G. F. R. (1973). The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-09906-4.


  1. ^ Gibbons, G. W.; Shellard, E. P. S.; Rankin, S. J. (23 October 2003). The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology: Celebrating Stephen Hawking's Contributions to Physics. Cambridge University Press. p. 177. ISBN 978-0-521-82081-3.