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[Breaking News] Prof. Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

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Stephen66515:
At the age of 76, Professor Stephen Hawking has passed away at home, his family have said.

Full breaking story: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008

wraith808:
Oh no!  :o :(

Stephen66515:
The official BBC obituary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15555565

Extract:
Stephen Hawking - who died aged 76 - battled motor neurone disease to become one of the most respected and best-known scientists of his age.

A man of great humour, he became a popular ambassador for science and was always careful to ensure that the general public had ready access to his work.

His book A Brief History of Time became an unlikely best-seller although it is unclear how many people actually managed to get to the end of it.

He appeared in a number of popular TV shows and lent his synthesised voice to various recordings.

Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford on 8 January 1942. His father, a research biologist, had moved with his mother from London to escape German bombing.

Hawking grew up in London and St Albans and, after gaining a first-class degree in physics from Oxford, went on to Cambridge for postgraduate research in cosmology.


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rgdot:
RIP  :(

tomos:
RIP  :(
-rgdot (March 13, 2018, 11:34 PM)
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I sort of imagine him floating/flying around black holes and checking things out -- like in Interstellar

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