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By Mike Gold 

Stephen Hawking: A brief history of time

 


We lost one of the most brilliant minds last year. Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76. This genius spent his entire academic career trying to explain the universe: Why it is, where it came from, what is its future?

Hawking was, until recently, the Lucasian professor of math at Cambridge University – the same position that Sir Isaac Newton occupied 300 years earlier.

This man was afflicted with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (the actual name is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) at the age of 21. At that time, he was given a diagnosis of two years to live. I guess one could argue that he ...



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