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Encounter at Dawn: Stephen Hawking, me, and an ATM

A black hole lenses the light of the Milky Way in the background (Credit: Ute Kraus amd Axel Mellinger)

This weekend Stephen Hawking turns 70, an extraordinary physical accomplishment to add to an extraordinary list of physics accomplishments. Seeing this news reminded me of the the first time that I crossed paths with Hawking. I’d love to be able to say that it was in intellectual debate, an exchange of brilliant ideas, but in [...]

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The Human Cost of Science: Stephen Hawking and The Theory of Everything

Felicity Jones as Jane Wilde and Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in the new biopic, The Theory of Everything.

Stephen Hawking is one of our greatest living geniuses—his insights into the nature of black holes, space and time have truly revolutionized physics. But his breakthroughs did not spring from his mind fully formed—they required hard work and sacrifice, from both the physicist and from his first wife, Jane Wilde. In the new biographical film [...]

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A Brief History of Stephen Hawking: A Video Tribute

In most cases, you need to make a huge donation to have a building named after you. The Perimeter Institute, however, made no such demands on its new Stephen Hawking Centre because, well, he’s Stephen Hawking. The renowned physicist, of course, is known for pushing the frontier of science, mentoring and inspiring younger generations, communicating [...]

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Physicist Stephen Hawking hospitalized, “very ill”

Stephen Hawking, ill, sick, hospitalized, Cambridge

Stephen Hawking, the physicist who brought cosmology to the masses with the best-seller A Brief History of Time, is "very ill" and has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England, according to the University of Cambridge. Hawking is a professor in the university’s department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics. In a statement, the [...]

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The Theory of Everything: Stephen Hawking Biopic Trailer Released

Young Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything --Universal Pictures

From Variety.com comes this announcement sure to please those happy to see science portrayed in cinema: “Focus Features has released the first trailer for the Stephen Hawking biopic, “The Theory of Everything.” The romantic drama will hit U.S. theaters Nov. 7 and U.K. theaters on Christmas. “I study the marriage of space and time,” says [...]

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