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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:03 am    Post subject: RIP Stephen Hawking Reply with quote

Stephen Hawking dies at 76—and the world pays tribute

Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist who explored the nature of the cosmos and the origin of the universe, has died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England. In a statement released on Wednesday morning, his family said of the author of “A Brief History of Time,” which sold tens of millions of copies, “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.”

Within hours, tributes poured in from scientists and tech leaders around the world.

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His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018.

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The world has lost a beautiful mind and a brilliant scientist. RIP Stephen Hawking

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A star just went out in the cosmos. We have lost an amazing human being. Stephen Hawking fought and tamed the cosmos bravely for 76 years and taught us all something importantabout what it truly means to celebrate about being human. I will miss him.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:17 am    Post subject: Re: RIP Stephen Hawking Reply with quote

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
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World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76

He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.

The Briton was known for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

At the age of 22 Prof Hawking was given only a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease.

The illness left him wheelchair-bound and largely unable to speak except through a voice synthesiser.

In a statement his children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.

"He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years."

They praised his "courage and persistence" and said his "brilliance and humour" inspired people across the world.

"He once said, 'It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.' We will miss him forever."

Prof Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology as a union of relativity and quantum mechanics.

He also discovered that black holes leak energy and fade to nothing - a phenomenon that would later become known as Hawking radiation.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008


Stephen Hawking was portrayed on TV and film by Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:43 am    Post subject: RIP Stephen Hawking Reply with quote

I was saddened to read about this several hours ago but he lived longer than expected and was able to give us so much. RIP genius, scholar and a gentleman with a lovely sense of humour. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: R.I.P. Stephen Hawking Reply with quote

Iconic Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead at 76
World celebrate's life of cosmology's brightest star
The cosmologist redefined our understanding of the universe.
Theresa May and Eddie Redmayne lead tributes to the renowned physicist and pop culture superstar who died in Cambridge aged 76

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76, his family confirmed through a spokesperson early Wednesday. The scientist, a defining force in the field of cosmology, claimed a slew of awards throughout his career. He was diagnosed with the motor neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at the age of 21. His 1988 book A Brief History of Time catapulted him to fame with its stunning overview of how the universe came to be, and his work on black holes left an indelible imprint on the field of cosmology. He died at his home in Cambridge early Wednesday morning. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,” his children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement.

https://news.sky.com/story/scientist-stephen-hawking-has-died-aged-76-11289119?via=newsletter&source=CSAMedition
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Stephen Hawking's Most Memorable Quotes Reply with quote

Stephen Hawking's Most Memorable Quotes About Space, Physics & Theory Of Everything
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Professor Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist who died Wednesday at the age of 76, enthralled the world with his work and teachings on space, time, and the universe.

https://youtu.be/AiWlG2aM2yE


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:44 pm    Post subject: A Genius Who Could Laugh at Himself Reply with quote

Stephen Hawking Was a Genius Who Could Laugh at Himself
‘Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny,’ said the great physicist, who died today at age 76.
BY Jamie Ross

In the biography Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind, it’s claimed the great physicist loved to run over the toes of people he didn’t like—including Prince Charles. Author Kitty Ferguson wrote: “One of Hawking’s regrets in life was not having an opportunity to run over Margaret Thatcher’s toes.”

When asked about the claim, Hawking told Ferguson: “A malicious rumour. I’ll run over anyone who repeats it.”

When history looks back on Stephen Hawking, it will remember his as one of the greatest minds of modern times. Like Isaac Newton is remembered for discovering gravity, and Albert Einstein for the theory of relativity, school kids will be taught that Hawking was the physicist who discovered more about black holes than anyone else.

But as news of Hawking’s death spread across the globe, the reaction was much more warm and loving than you’d expect for an academic. Stories that were shared of Hawking’s sense of fun, his love of comedy, and ability to laugh at himself painted a picture of a man who was much more than his landmark scientific achievements.

Many who would never think of picking up a science book will mourn Hawking’s death because of memories they have of him starring in Futurama, The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek, and, most famously, as a four-time character in The Simpsons, on which he once threatened to steal Homer’s theory that the universe was shaped like a donut.

“Farewell to Stephen Hawking, the most intelligent guest star in the brief history of The Simpsons,” said the show’s executive producer, Matt Selman, as news broke of the scientist’s death at age 76. Actor Eddie Redmayne, who played Hawking in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, said of the physicist: “We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet.”

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Even away from the big and small screen, Hawking displayed his self-deprecating and quirky sense of humor. He famously threw a party for time-travelers in 2009 and sat disappointed at the bash as nobody turned up. He said of the event later: “I have experimental evidence that time travel is not possible. I gave a party for time-travelers, but I didn’t send out the invitations until after the party. I sat there a long time, but no one came.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/stephen-hawking-was-a-genius-who-could-laugh-at-himself?via=newsletter&source=AMDigestOrig_ABTest
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