Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies at 76

Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies at 76

World-renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. It was confirmed that he passed away early on Wednesday morning at his home in Cambridge. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” his three children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, told the BBC in a statement. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.” Most people be familiar with Hawking’s seminal book, A Brief History of Time, even if they haven’t necessarily read it from cover to cover. His work with Roger Penrose on black holes lead to a breakthrough discovery on the origin of the universe, when they used the mathematics of black holes to posit that a singularity was the origin of the big bang. Continue reading…
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