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PostPosted: 03/13/18 11:42 pm    ::: R.I.P. Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) Reply Reply with quote

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/14/stephen-hawking-professor-dies-aged-76


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Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76.

His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in Cambridge


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Those who live in the shadow of death are often those who live most. For Hawking, the early diagnosis of his terminal disease, and witnessing the death from leukaemia of a boy he knew in hospital, ignited a fresh sense of purpose. “Although there was a cloud hanging over my future, I found, to my surprise, that I was enjoying life in the present more than before. I began to make progress with my research,” he once said. Embarking on his career in earnest, he declared: “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”



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PostPosted: 03/14/18 8:15 pm    ::: Re: R.I.P. Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018 Reply Reply with quote







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Probably the best known physicist/cosmologist to the general public over the past 30 years, largely due to his layperson book, A Brief History of Time, his Lou Gehrig's disease, wheelchair, and computerized voice. His most famous contributions inside the profession were likely his theories about the Big Bang and black hole radiation. (After they suck up everything, they will radiate away to nothing -- in about a gazillion years.)

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