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Wheelchair, limitations, fame; Stephen Hawking quotes on everything

Wheelchair, limitations, fame; Stephen Hawking quotes on everything

Kirstie Alley has raised eyebrows after sharing a rather tone-deaf post following the death of British physicist Stephen Hawking.

Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, who met and worked with Prof Hawking when he appeared on USA sitcom The Big Bang Theory, tweeted: "As we near Pi day (3.14) I join the global community in mourning the loss of the greatest physicist of our era".

But while Hawking, the theoretical physicist who died Wednesday at age 76, was certainly overshadowed in the atheist department by his countryman, the evolutionary biologist and atheist activist Richard Dawkins, Hawking's atheism was more of a slow simmer than Dawkins' explosive ire.

In 1988, I read Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time". Having been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurological disease that affects motor function, at age 21, he lived with the condition for 55 years, communicating and getting around with the help of a customized computer and wheelchair. It remained at the top of the publishing charts for 5 years and sales hit 10 million copies.

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Barr reflected on Hawking's success despite his poor health. And, of course, we follow Hawking's example by keeping our discussions on a level understandable by all. "A lot of what he did, he did in his head".

The event horizon around a black hole has just enough energy to pull some light back, preventing it from escaping. "This was the first case where we had a physical process that links gravity, this classical theory of gravity, with quantum mechanics".

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Neymar, the world's most expensive footballer, took an online kicking Wednesday for tweeting a picture of himself grinning in a wheelchair and wearing a bathing suit to pay homage to Stephen Hawking.

Barr, the current president of the Society of Catholics Scientists, reflected on what Hawking's role as a scientist means for beliefs about the origin of the universe.

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Jim Parsons - who plays Sheldon Cooper on the show - shared an on-set photo of the full cast with Hawking, captioning the post with a simple: "Thank you, Stephen Hawking". A former collaborator of Hawking, he added, once described the radiation theory as causing "more sleepless nights among theoretical physicists than any paper in history".

"He seems to have forgotten his earlier insights", said Barr. "It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all".

'Well done Eddie, I'm very proud of you, ' Hawking wrote on his Facebook account when he learned about Redmayne's Oscar. But with this method, he could only speak at a rate of 2 words per minute. As a matter of fact, Hawking's work has more impact than Einstein and Newton's as it is a guiding research in present and more years to come.

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