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Stephen Hawking Passed Away 3/14/2018

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Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76 on Pi day, 3/14/2018.

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

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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."


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

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

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Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: “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 courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.

 

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From Light Into Heat.

His Radiation Remains.

The Journey Complete.

..

 

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A giant amongst men: Given 2 years to live at the age of 21 years, he instead reached out into the Universe, with his knowledge, humour and example. I'm drinking a can of Fosters to  his memory.

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The average intelligence of the world just dropped closer to that of Trump

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He will be missed.
The physicist did a lot to popularize Physics and Cosmology in the late 20th/early 21dt century.
And the man will be remembered for his valiant fight against ALS.

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It is a sad day, the world lost a great mind. His sense of humor was a great addition to his work - his singing of the Monty Python "Galaxy Song", the poker scene on Star Trek The Next Generation, his appearance on episodes of "Big Bang Theory" and the Simpsons...countless interviews and comedy shows he appeared in. He had a great life considering that he made it to 76 when he was getting 2 years max at 22 years of age. On top of his work in physics he left 3 children, a major hollywood film was made as his biography - who could ask for a more fulfilling life. 

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I don't really have heroes. Hawking was pretty damned close, though

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He certainly knocked it out of the park when it came to persevering in the face of adversity.

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Reminiscent of Helen Keller, but better at doing wicked hard math in his head 

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6 hours ago, Benjamin @BreakthroughSc said:

What would you say was his greatest scientific contribution? 

Making more of the general public interested in and educated about physics and cosmology.

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He left a huge footprint!

I hope the new episode of The Big Bang Theory is devoted to him.

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26 minutes ago, Itoero said:

He left a huge footprint! wheel mark!

I hope the new episode of The Big Bang Theory is devoted to him.

:) 

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Jonathon Oliver: You have said you believe it is possible there are an infinite number of parallel universes. Does that mean there is one where I am smarter than you?

Stephen Hawking: Yes. [pause] And also one where you are funny. 

And on a more serious note, hist last paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.07702 (no, I don't understand it either)

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"The ashes of Professor Stephen Hawking will be interred next to the grave of Sir Isaac Newton at Westminster Abbey, it has been revealed"

From this item.

It would have been a travesty if this were not the case (family, or personal wishes excepted).

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8 hours ago, Area54 said:

"The ashes of Professor Stephen Hawking will be interred next to the grave of Sir Isaac Newton at Westminster Abbey, it has been revealed"

From this item.excepted).

A fitting tribute....  an honour deserved!

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