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Posted 14 March 2018 - 02:50 AM
Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:02 AM
Mentioned here on a US forum but not on the UK one. Well not yet.
Going to be an odd evening tonight as I wonder what will or may be mentioned at an outreach event in Cambridge.
Honestly would not be surprised if nothing is said.
Guess this will get moved as DIY is not really the place for it.
Well I don't think it is.
Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:49 AM
Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:03 AM
RIP Steven Hawking. One of the greatest Minds of our time.
Edited by trewblue, 14 March 2018 - 09:08 AM.
Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:17 AM
There's a nice thread in the OTO about this. This forum would have been appropriate also, but the other one started first.
Posted 16 March 2018 - 06:42 AM
The man was a genius. I remember reading A Brief History of Time which I thoroughly enjoyed as it presented many of his concepts in easy to understand language.
I wonder though, many give huge kudos for his triumph over his affliction. But if he had normal use of his body would he have had the time to devote to understanding time?
I think what made Hawking so famous was his ability to present complex science in a way the average science major could understand. Einstein also had this gift. Hawking liked to use imagery, as opposed to heavy math. to illustrate his ideas. He said himself that he was much better adapted to visualizing Penrose Diagrams and let others work out the math to support his conclusions.
Einstein loved his 'Thought Experiments' as well.
I will miss future Hawking's books and musings.
Pesse (May a scientist build on his work and give us Warp Drive!) Mist
Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:50 AM
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