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A Physicist’s Farewell to Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was a scientific and cultural revolutionary. He saw the cosmos as no one before him had—and he could explain it to the masses, too.

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Stephen Hawking delighted in reminding audiences that he was born three hundred years to the day after the death of Galileo, on January 8, 1942. Imagine how Hawking would have reacted could he have known that he would die on March 14, 2018—the hundred and thirty-ninth anniversary of Albert Einstein’s birth.

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