Friday Five Roundup: A tribute to Stephen Hawking

The Guardian

A life in science: Stephen Hawking

The physicist and author, who has died at home in Cambridge, made intuitive leaps that will keep scientists busy for decades.

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Science Alert

Scientists Share Beautiful And Heartbreaking Tributes For Stephen Hawking

Physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away at his home in Cambridge aged 76, leaving the science world reeling. His legacy lives on.

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The Atlantic

Seeing a Black Hole Through Stephen Hawking's Eyes

Years after the theoretical physicist upended our understanding of black holes, scientists are close to photographing one for the first time.

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Stephen Hawking's warnings: What he predicted for the future

Stephen Hawking's fame was founded on the research he did on general relativity and black holes. But he often stepped outside his own field of research, using his recognition to highlight what he saw as the great challenges and existential threats for humanity in coming decades. His pronouncements drove headlines in the media, which sometimes proved controversial.

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Why Stephen Hawking was so important to science

Born in Oxford, England, Hawking was a mediocre student as a child but went on to revolutionize physics and cosmology — the study of the origin and evolution of the universe.
But he did something perhaps even more challenging: he brought such deep thinking about how the universe began and where it's going to the general public in his bestselling book, A Brief History of Time, which was later turned into a documentary.

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