In memoriam: Stephen Hawking

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"Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious."

Stephen Hawking

 

Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking

Released from earth's bars;

Now in space-time you're walking

In the realm of the stars.

 

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  • Dr. Hawking, walking. I'm not sure I agree with the pronunciation of the words rhyming, but I absolutely love the thought. It's not just inspired, it's inspiring.

    Also, I used to explain Dr. Hawking's job, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in the University of Cambridge, as Isaac Newton's old job. (It was.) Is the next occupant of that chair, as it's called, going to be described as having Newton's old job, or Hawking's?

    Thanks so much.

  • Beautiful post, AW.

  • I wonder if his synthesizer will continue its role on The Simpsons.

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