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Stephen Hawking: modern cosmology's brightest star dies aged 76

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5 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

This has to be a troll comment... Surely no one can be this stupid ????... 

Nothing is infinite but the universe and the stupidity of man, and there is some uncertainty on the first.

If I'd read Hawkings' books I might know more about the former, the latter I rely on the internet for evidence.

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In 2002, he said he wanted the formula for Hawking radiation to be engraved on his tombstone.

 

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The letters S and A represent entropy and the black hole’s area, respectively. According to IFLScience.com, “the remaining letters are constants of the universe; k is the Boltzmann constant, c is the speed of light, h-bar is the reduced Planck constant, and G is the universal gravitation constant.” 

 

Why "reduced" Planck's constant? Answers on a post card please 🙂

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An amazing mind in a broken body.

 

But with a wicked sense of humour and sense that science should be fun.

 

 

Multiple appearances in The Simpsons, Star Trek, Big Bang Theory and more.

 

A man (and a voice**) that will be sorely missed.

 

** He was apparently offered "upgrades" to a more natural speech synthesiser on several occasions but chose to stay with his trademark Texas Instruments Speak and Spell sound***

 

*** Actually, after listening to the Speak n Spell it's better than SH ever was.

 

 

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On 3/14/2018 at 6:00 PM, Tilacme said:

And your point is?

There IS no point. Why does everything have to have a "point"????

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13 hours ago, Jools said:

There IS no point. Why does everything have to have a "point"????

I think his point is that Einstein's birthday and Stevens death day are connected in the sense that everything in the universe is connected, but i am not smart enough to speculate further.

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