10 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Stephen Hawking

stephen-hawkingEven if you don’t keep a close eye on new developments in physics, you’ve probably heard of the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

He’s prided himself on making his complex physical concepts accessible to the public and writing the bestseller, “A Brief History of Time.”

And if you are a fan of Conan O’Brien, “The Simpsons” or “Star Trek,” you might have seen him brandishing his cool wit during guest appearances on those shows.

Many find it surprising, for instance, that, despite his influential body of work, Hawking hasn’t yet been awarded the Nobel Prize. We’ll talk about some of the remarkable distinctions he has received, however.

Another interesting fact: Hawking was born on Jan. 8, 1942, which just happened to be the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death.

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Posted on November 20, 2013 in Technology

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