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Stephen Hawking: 1942 - 2018
Physicist Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while himself working under the shadow of a likely premature death, has died at 76.
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May 20, 2007
Stephen Hawking delivers a lecture on "The Origin of the Universe" at the Heysel conference hall in Brussels...
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British physicist Stephen Hawking delivers a lecture on "The Origin of the Universe" in Brussels
Stephen Hawking delivers a lecture on "The Origin of the Universe" at the Heysel conference hall in Brussels May 20, 2007. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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April 12, 2016
Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor...
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Physicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative...
Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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July 20, 2015
Stephen Hawking (L) speaks at a media event to launch a global science initiative as Cosmologist Martin...
London, United Kingdom
Professor Hawking speaks at a media event to launch a global science initiative as Cosmologist Rees and...
Stephen Hawking (L) speaks at a media event to launch a global science initiative as Cosmologist Martin Rees (C) and Astronomer Frank Drake look on at The Royal Society in London, Britain, July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall
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December 09, 2014
Jane Wilde Hawking kisses her ex-husband Stephen Hawking as she arrives at the UK premiere of the film...
London, United Kingdom
Jane Wilde Hawking kisses her ex-husband Stephen Hawking as she arrives at the UK premiere of the film...
Jane Wilde Hawking kisses her ex-husband Stephen Hawking as she arrives at the UK premiere of the film "The Theory of Everything" which is based around Stephen Hawking's life, at a cinema in central London December 9, 2014. Actors Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, who play Stephen and Jane in the film, look on. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
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May 29, 2014
Queen Elizabeth meets Stephen Hawking during a reception for Leonard Cheshire Disability charity at St...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets Hawking during reception for Leonard Cheshire Disability charity at St...
Queen Elizabeth meets Stephen Hawking during a reception for Leonard Cheshire Disability charity at St James's Palace in London May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Brady/Pool
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May 15, 2008
Former South African President Nelson Mandela (R) meets Stephen Hawking at Mandela's Foundation office...
Johannesburg, South Africa
Former South African President Mandela meets theoretical physicist professor Hawking at Mandela's Foundation...
Former South African President Nelson Mandela (R) meets Stephen Hawking at Mandela's Foundation office in Johannesburg May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Pool
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August 12, 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to scientist Stephen Hawking during a ceremony...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Obama presents the medal of freedom to Stephen Hawking in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to scientist Stephen Hawking during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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February 08, 2015
Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy arrive at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony...
London, United Kingdom
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy arrive at the British Academy of Film and...
Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy arrive at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
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September 09, 2009
Theoretical physicists Stephen Hawking (L) and John Ellis are pictured after Hawking gave a lecture on...
Geneva, Switzerland
Theoretical physicists Hawking (L) and Ellis are pictured after professor Hawking gave a lecture on the...
Theoretical physicists Stephen Hawking (L) and John Ellis are pictured after Hawking gave a lecture on the creation of the Universe at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva September 9, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
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December 16, 2015
Stephen Hawking views his wheelchair computer screen in front of a presentation screen as he attends...
London, BRITAIN
British scientist and theoretical physicist Hawking attends a launch event for a new award for science...
Stephen Hawking views his wheelchair computer screen in front of a presentation screen as he attends a launch event for a new award for science communication, called the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication, in London in Britain December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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April 26, 2007
CEO of ZERO-G Peter Diamandis (L) and British physicist Stephen Hawking stand on a lift truck after his...
Cape Canaveral, UNITED STATES
CEO of ZERO-G Peter Diamandis (L) and crew with Professor Stephen Hawking, the world renowned physicist...
CEO of ZERO-G Peter Diamandis (L) and British physicist Stephen Hawking stand on a lift truck after his flight at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 26, 2007. Hawking took a flight that gave the renowned scientist, who is confined to a wheelchair, a taste of the weightlessness of space. REUTERS/Charles W Luzier
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March 06, 1998
Stephen Hawking delivers a lecture at the White House with a live broadcast from U.S. astronaut David...
Stephen Hawking delivers a lecture at the White House March 6 with a live broadcast from U.S. astron.....
Stephen Hawking delivers a lecture at the White House with a live broadcast from U.S. astronaut David Wolf on the Mir spacecraft (R) at the White House in Washington, March 6, 1998. Hawking was lecturing on "Imagination and Change: Science in the Next Millennium" as part of the series of "Millennium Evenings at the White House." REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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September 09, 2009
Stephen Hawking is pictured before his lecture on the creation of the Universe at the European Organization...
Geneva, Switzerland
Theoretical physicist professor Hawking is pictured before his lecture on the creation of the Universe...
Stephen Hawking is pictured before his lecture on the creation of the Universe at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva September 9, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
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September 16, 1995
Stephen Hawking and his new bride Elaine Mason pose for pictures after the blessing of their wedding...
Stephen Hawking and his new bride Elaine Mason pose for pictures after the blessing of their wedding.....
Stephen Hawking and his new bride Elaine Mason pose for pictures after the blessing of their wedding at St. Barnabas Church in Cambridge, England, September 16, 1995. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
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December 16, 2015
British musician and astrophysicist Brian May holds a medal as he attends a launch event for a new award...
London, BRITAIN
British musician and astrophysicist May holds a medal as he attends a launch event for a new award for...
British musician and astrophysicist Brian May holds a medal as he attends a launch event for a new award for science communication, called the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication, in London in Britain December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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January 17, 2008
Stephen Hawking is surrounded by the media after a meeting with Chile's President Michelle Bachelet (unseen)...
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British physicist Hawking is surrounded by media after meeting Chile's President Bachelet in Santiago...
Stephen Hawking is surrounded by the media after a meeting with Chile's President Michelle Bachelet (unseen) at the Presidential Palace in Santiago, Chile January 17, 2008. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero
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April 12, 2016
Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor...
New York, UNITED STATES
Physicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative...
Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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December 16, 2015
Stephen Hawking attends a launch event for a new award for science communication, called the Stephen...
London, BRITAIN
British scientist and theoretical physicist Hawking attends a launch event for a new award for science...
Stephen Hawking attends a launch event for a new award for science communication, called the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication, in London, Britain December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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