Stephen Hawking passes away, age 76


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R.I.P. Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

The man led a miraculous life. The world is better for it.

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  • Andrew_W

    We were very lucky to have him for so long, he will be missed.

  • Joe

    So sad, quality of life must have been terrible, but he excelled anyway!

  • wayne

    ‘Mind over matter’:
    Stephen Hawking –
    An obituary by Dr. Roger Penrose
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/14/stephen-hawking-obituary

  • wayne

    My Father, Stephen Hawking
    Lucy Hawking
    March, 2015
    https://youtu.be/RVVR4QyiqMc
    5:41

    “Journalist and author Lucy Hawking describes what it was like to grow up with Stephen Hawking as a father. From his childhood—where his teachers didn’t believe he would amount to anything—to his struggles with ALS, the disease that would take away his ability to move or speak on his own.”

  • Gary M.

    Stephen Hawking was a rare and amazing combination of star dust.

  • Localfluff

    I had no idea he was that old. He didn’t look his age at all.

    While Nobel prize winners have often confirmed the predictions of Einstein’s theory (as with gravitational waves recently), my understanding is that Stephen Hawking developed that theory by concluding that black holes evaporate after all. He didn’t confirm an old prediction of the Relativity Theory, but made a new one. Since Einstein apparently cannot be disproven, the way forward is to build upon him.

  • Somewhere, a black hole imploded.

    Watched a Hawking bio in which a University mate was interviewed and said he and another were trying to work through a problem set and couldn’t make any headway. They talked to Hawking about it at dinner, and he confided in a low voice, “Well, I’ve only done half of them.”

  • Noah Peal

    I read that in 2009, Stephen Hawking had a birthday party where everyone was invited, only he didn’t tell anyone of the party until after it was over. He expected time travelers to his party.

  • Steve Earle

    A great mind and a great sense of humor, if only that combination was more common….

    Sheldon Cooper meets Stephen Hawking for the first time:
    https://youtu.be/wlrOKpQ6UBI

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