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R.I.P. Stephen Hawking.

N.E. Brigand
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Mar 14, 3:53am

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R.I.P. Stephen Hawking. Can't Post

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at age 76.

Here's a Tolkien connection: Kristine Larsen, who has authored many scholarly articles on Tolkien and astronomy, also wrote a biography of Hawking, whom she once met at a conference.

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(This post was edited by N.E. Brigand on Mar 14, 3:55am)


Kimi
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Mar 14, 4:21am

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May he rest in peace. [In reply to] Can't Post

A remarkable man, and a remarkable life that was far longer than predicted.

Thanks for the Tolkien connection, NEB.


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Mar 14, 6:48am

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Nicely said, Kimi. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Otaku-sempai
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Mar 14, 10:21am

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I'm still processing this, though Dr. Hawking's passing was not completely unexpected given his physical condition and age. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

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Belegdir
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Mar 14, 1:23pm

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I've read several of his papers and his books. His work and life were inspiring. He will be missed by many. :`(


Annael
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Mar 14, 3:14pm

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yes [In reply to] Can't Post

a remarkable man who touched us all I suspect.

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Attalus
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Mar 14, 5:41pm

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Bracegirdle
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Mar 15, 3:09pm

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R.I.P. to a superior intellect and an important contributor to cosmology. [In reply to] Can't Post

I’ll always remember his playing poker with Isaac Newton & Albert Einstein on ‘Star Trek TNG’.

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Mar 22, 12:06am

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Just saw breaking news [In reply to] Can't Post

that he's been granted the rare honor of a Westminster Abbey burial. His ashes will be interred near those of Darwin and Newton.

 
 

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