Black holes

Videographic the phenomenon of black holes, the most powerful known forces in the universe. Britain is marking the first anniversary of the death of British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking one of the world’s best-known and most inspiring scientists. VIDEOGRAPHIC

Black holes

Videographic the phenomenon of black holes, the most powerful known forces in the universe. Thursday is the anniversary of the death of British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking one of the world’s best-known and most inspiring scientists. VIDEOGRAPHIC

Today in History for January 8th

(8 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: Elvis Presley born; President Lyndon Johnson declares war on poverty; Ramzi Yousef sentenced to life in prison for first World Trade Center bombing. Physicist Stephen Hawking born. (Jan. 8)

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The year 2018 in review: notable deaths

From soul diva Aretha Franklin to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and former UN chief Kofi Annan, images of some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018.

Hawking’s signed thesis, wheelchair auctioned in London

A copy of Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis signed in a shaky hand features the highlight of a new auction of the British physicist’s personal items in London. One of Hawking’s early wheelchairs, a copy of his bestselling book “A Brief History of Time” signed with a thumbprint and a script from TV series “The Simpsons” are also among the 22 lots on sale at Christie’s auction house.

Children of Stephen Hawking launch his final book

Tim and Lucy Hawking, children of the great physicist Stephen Hawking who died in March 2018, launch his final book, ‘Big Answers to the Big Questions’, at the Science Museum in London, and highlight the worries their father had about the current global political situation.

Stephen Hawking’s ashes interred at Westminster Abbey

Stephen Hawking’s ashes are interred beside Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton at Westminster Abbey in London. Family and friends, including actor Benedict Cumberbatch, attended to say a last farewell to the British astrophysics giant.

Cumberbatch celebrates Hawking

Stephen Hawking has taken his place among Britain’s greatest scientists with the burial of his ashes in Westminster Abbey, between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. Speakers at the ceremony included Benedict Cumberbatch and Hawking’s daughter, Lucy. (June 15)

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Attendees arrive for Stephen Hawking London memorial

Attendees arrive for a memorial service for Stephen Hawking at Westminster Abbey in London which will see his ashes interred near those of Sir Isaac Newton. IMAGES

Cumberbatch, Pink Floyd attend Hawking service

Stars including Benedict Cumberbatch and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and Nick Mason arrived at London’s Westminster Abbey Friday to attend a service of thanksgiving celebrating the life of late physicist Professor Stephen Hawking. (June 15)

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