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Sad News - Stephan Hawking Passed

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#1 don clement

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 02:23 AM

 Keep Talking Stephen https://www.youtube....h?v=_qsPPIKjYRs

 


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 02:50 AM

I’m sure he’s gone straight to the event horizon to finally check how much hair black holes really have! Great scientist and an example of human endurance. :bow:
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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. lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif

Well I don't think it is.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:43 AM

He was 74?  Um, according to the British site, Astronomy Now ( https://astronomynow...king-1924-2018/ ) ...he was born in 1924....not 1942.  shocked.gif  lol.gif

 

Let's see....that'd make him 94 instead of 74..... oopsy.  grin.gif


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:12 AM

He was 74?  Um, according to the British site, Astronomy Now ( https://astronomynow...king-1924-2018/ ) ...he was born in 1924....not 1942.  shocked.gif  lol.gif

 

Let's see....that'd make him 94 instead of 74..... oopsy.  grin.gif

Wikipedia sez 1942...


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:49 AM

RIP Stephan, may your discoveries encourage others for generations to come. It is a shame you never got to get your turn on Virgin Glactic.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:03 AM

RIP Steven Hawking. One of the greatest Minds of our time.


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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.



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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

 

 


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:50 AM

I really believe that when Virgin Glactic goes up Steven Hawking will be on board. He would never miss out on that ride even if its spiritual!


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