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British physicist Stephen Hawking, among world’s greatest minds of science, dies at 76

Postby MrFredPFL » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:11 am

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Stephen Hawking, the British theoretical physicist who beat the odds his entire life, has died. He was 76.

The University of Cambridge, where Hawking was director of research in applied mathematics and theoretical physics and founder of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, confirmed his death early Wednesday to NBC News.

Hawking was as famous for his insights on black holes, the existence of God and quantum gravity as he was for his unique way of speaking while living his life in a wheelchair. Operating his trademark computer system with his cheek, Hawking gave the world insights into the unknown and gems of quotations, including, "Life would be tragic if it weren't funny."

Diagnosed at age 21 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig's disease — Hawking proved every doctor wrong as he defied their grim prognoses decade after decade again.

a sad day :(

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Re: British physicist Stephen Hawking, among world’s greates

Postby bmh67wa » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:35 pm

Cool facts...

1. Hawking died on March 14 UK time.
In the U.S. It is written as 3-14 or 3.14.
3-14 is the unofficial π (pi) day in the U.S.

2. Albert Einstein was born on this date in 1879.

3. Albert Einstein was also 76 when he passed.

Here is part 1 of a 10 part series called Stephen Hawking and the History of Everything. It tells the story of a very amazing man. ...

(direct link as I seem to be having trouble with embedding YouTube links)
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