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Tributes pour in for ‘greatest, brightest’ Hawking

Tributes vast and varied poured in for world-famous British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who died at the age of 76 years old this week.

 
 

He had a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that gradually paralysed him for decades.

However, having been diagnosed early on, Hawking defied the odds and lived a highly successful and full life.

He was the author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation.

 
 

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