Stephen Hawking and Pop Culture

Stephen Hawking died this morning, his family announced. He was 76. Diagnosed with the motor neuron disease ALS at age 21 in 1963, Hawking was initially given a life expectancy of two years. Over the next five decades, though, he became the world’s foremost physicist—scoring monumental achievements in cosmology that helped scientists and the rest…

via A brief history of Stephen Hawking’s pop culture cameos — Quartz

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