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RIP Stephen Hawking
« on: March 14, 2018, 09:08:45 am »
The most famous scientist since Einstein.  Dead at aged 76. 
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 12:20:30 pm »
Somebody bought me a copy of "Universe in a Nutshell" which I really liked despite having taken some graduate school classes in general relativity. I vaguely remember "Brief History of Time" which I read when I was a freshman and thought Feynman's books were way cooler.

One of my co-workers worked in Hawking's group as a post-doc in the 90s. He didn't interact with him very much, but said he had a very dry sense of humor.


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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 06:41:34 pm »
what he accomplished will be hard to equal
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