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Stephen Hawking has passed away
Stephen Hawking has passed away, age 76. I don't really agree with the "great men theory" in history, where history is remembered as a succession of influential men, the complexities of societies compressed into a series of idolizing personal narratives.

Yet, I do hope history will remember Stephen Hawking.

 

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Re: Stephen Hawking has passed away
Stephen Hawking has passed away, age 76. I don't really agree with the "great men theory" in history, where history is remembered as a succession of influential men, the complexities of societies compressed into a series of idolizing personal narratives.

Yet, I do hope history will remember Stephen Hawking.


There are far too few astrophysicists on this world.   :(

And even fewer who could live with a terminal illness like what he had past age 70,  Mad Respect.



The greatest honer a scientist can have is for their work to be continued and built upon.  /salute

I wonder how long it will be before someone figures out the whole deal with quantum gravity. . .

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Re: Stephen Hawking has passed away
I've always wanted to go out there and debate the man while he was alive.
There was always something disagreeable (in a good way) about what he said beyond astrophysics (maybe there too if you know more about astrophysics).

But then again, I can't think of a more fitting tribute to a man and a mind you never met than that.







I don't really agree with the "great men theory" in history [...] I do hope history will remember Stephen Hawking.

History is indistinct from those who tell it and it is their needs that shape it.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has passed away
I think we all know deep down that his tv career eclipsed the astrophysics.


 

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Someone should make a few 'what he did' bullet points for people who don't know.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has passed away
Someone should make a few 'what he did' bullet points for people who don't know.

He and Jacob Bekenstein made black holes (more or less kind-of almost) obey the laws of thermodynamics, that is a HUGE deal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole_thermodynamics


He Did lot of research on the Big Bang and Cosmic Inflation as well.
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