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RadioactiveLobster Forum Admin

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#1 8 months ago


He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.

The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

At the age of 22 Prof Hawking was given only a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease.



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I'll admit I don't know too much about his work because it's all way above my head but it is sad to see someone so important to science and our world pass on.


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#2 8 months ago

I just loved his sense of humor, people see him as some sort of super serious scientist, but the TV cameos he's made over the years are insane.

But ultimately he has shaped modern physics and will be remembered as one of the greatest geniuses not just of his time but in all of history.

Not bad for a guy who's doctors said he wouldn't make it past his early 20's.


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#3 8 months ago

He was given 2 years to live, and he decided to live for another 50 on top of that. Good man, a great loss.


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#4 8 months ago
Posted by RadioActiveLobster


He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.

The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

At the age of 22 Prof Hawking was given only a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease.


See the article for the rest of the story.


I'll admit I don't know too much about his work because it's all way above my head but it is sad to see someone so important to science and our world pass on.

I guess his work was well above all our heads, but great people like him manage to explain these things in a manner that makes them understandable to non-experts. His books are a good example.




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#5 8 months ago

Hawking's was given two years to live when he was diagnosed in his 20s. He lived to the age of 76. Indeed, at that age you can wonder if it was old age or the disease that ultimately resulted in his passing. The world has lost a truly brilliant man in Hawking, but I suspect he will live on in science for centuries to come.




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#6 8 months ago

I hope you have gone somewhere the research funding is always plentiful, and there are beautiful new things to investigate.