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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Throwback Fact of the Week - Stephen Hawking

Today’s Throwback Fact of the Week is a celebratory one: on this day in 1942, Stephen Hawking was born in the United Kingdom.  While particularly famous for his work in theoretical physics and his book A Brief History of Time, we cannot forget his origins in applied mathematics, which he remains close to today.

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This is Hawking’s 73rd birthday. He has been in the news not so much for his professional work lately, but for a movie depicting Hawking’s personal life based off of a memoir by Hawking’s first wife. However, we here at the Center are more excited to see what Hawking will do next for the scientific world.

Happy Birthday, Stephen Hawking!

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