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Pioneering physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

The Verge Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Pioneering physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76Stephen Hawking, perhaps the world’s best known scientist, has died, a spokesperson for his family has confirmed. He was 76.

“It is with great sadness we announce the death of Professor Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA at the age of 76,” the statement reads. “Professor Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of this morning. His family have kindly requested that they be given the time and privacy to mourn his passing, but they would like to thank everyone who has been by Professor Hawking’s side — and supported him — throughout his life.”

Hawking was born on January 8th, 1942 in Oxford, England. His best-known work included his collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularities, the prediction...
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