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Fascinating Facts About Stephen Hawking

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Defying all the odds

The world lost a great mind early this morning with the passing of renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking.

Best known for his theories on the origins and expansion of the universe, his argument supporting the existence of Hawking radiation (released by black holes), and of course for his conspicuous wheelchair and computerized “voice,” Hawking has fascinated the world and illuminated its brightest minds for decades.

Sadly, he passed peacefully and surrounded by family in the early hours of March 14, but his legacy feels just as boundless as the universe he loved so deeply. In honor of his memory, we’ve put together some of the most fascinating facts about the late and great Stephen Hawking.

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