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Stephen Hawking British scientist dies at 76

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Hawking was known for his ground-breaking work with black holes and relativity, often called Hawking radiation.

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Stephen Hawking surrounded by the SGI supercomputer

(Centre for Theoretical Cosmology)

British physicist Stephen Hawking is dead.

He passed away at the age of 76, BBC quoted a spokesman for his family as saying.

"He was a great scientist... whose work and legacy will live on for many years", his children said in a statement.

Hawking was known for his ground-breaking work with black holes and relativity, often called Hawking radiation.

Stephen Hawking. play British physicist Stephen Hawking (Lwp Kommunikáció / Flickr)

 

The Nobel Prize-winning author was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

One his popular science books is 'A Brief History of Time'.

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