Scientist and author Professor Stephen Hawking has died, aged 76

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Scientist and author Professor Stephen Hawking has died, aged 76

Post by sohnapakistan » 14 Mar 2018, 09:47

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The British theoretical physicist was known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity, and was the author of several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said: "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."

Factfile: Stephen Hawking
  • Born 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England
    Earned place at Oxford University to read natural science in 1959, before studying for his PhD at Cambridge
    By 1963, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given two years to live
    Outlined his theory that black holes emit "Hawking radiation" in 1974
    Published his book A Brief History of Time in 1988, which has sold more than 10 million copies
    His life story was the subject of the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne
source:http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008



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