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RIP Stephen Hawking
« on: March 14, 2018, 05:57:44 AM »
Just heard the news. A brilliant man, with a sense of humour (he invited people to his birthday party from the past and future then waited for them to turn up, just to prove time travel was impossible) and an international best seller too.

A sad day for Physics.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 06:46:20 AM by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 07:36:51 AM »
An amazing, briliant mind and incredibly tough to manage with his condition for so long.

A tribute also for those who cared for him.

I wonder who could be the next in line to win that accolade?

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 07:44:51 AM »
Not me, that's for sure.  :worried:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 08:55:40 AM »
What a man. Another light now appears in the night sky :(

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 09:57:46 AM »
Good grief, was only watching him in Big Bang Theory at the weekend :(

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 10:08:56 AM »
Another light now appears in the night sky :(
I don't think he would like that statement. :)
To be called pompous and arrogant - hell of a come down.
I tried so hard to be snobbish and haughty.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 06:36:25 PM »
A very saddening loss to the world. Simply a brilliant man. Considering his life limiting condition, he certainly made the most of life. RIP Professor.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 06:42:03 PM »

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 11:29:10 PM »
A lot of news items about him, his science and his life.
To be called pompous and arrogant - hell of a come down.
I tried so hard to be snobbish and haughty.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 11:52:35 PM »
Just watched the unscheduled repeat of the autobiographical documentary 'Hawking' on C4 (UK). A fantastic man.
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2018, 12:00:17 AM »
He was truly inspiring. In my Physics teaching days my students were fascinated by him, and this in turn encouraged them to try harder to master the subject.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2018, 12:52:52 AM »
In today's paper:

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2018, 03:32:38 AM »
I suppose someone decided it was time for Einstein to have someone to talk to, and since it was his birthday.....
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2018, 03:56:17 AM »
And they were both 76 when they died...........
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