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    Stephen Hawking dies at 76

    RIP. A brilliant mind.
    Stephen Hawking, renowned scientist, dies at 76

    Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British theoretical physicist who overcame a debilitating disease to publish wildly popular books probing the mysteries of the universe, has died, according to a family spokesman. He was 76.

    Considered by many to be the world's greatest living scientist, Hawking was also a cosmologist, astronomer, mathematician and author of numerous books including the landmark "A Brief History of Time," which has sold more than 10 million copies.

    With fellow physicist Roger Penrose, Hawking merged Einstein's theory of relativity with quantum theory to suggest that space and time would begin with the Big Bang and end in black holes. Hawking also discovered that black holes are not completely black but emit radiation and will likely eventually evaporate and disappear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    A brilliant thinker and teacher. I will miss his voice.

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    Read some of his dummed down (for the average lay person) books on astrophysics. A brilliant mind trapped in a body that failed to do it justice. He was the Einstein of his generation and whatever his private faults the world is poorer for his passing.

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    Einstein's birthday. He too died aged 76.

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