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    Default A man who beat the odds, Hawking, has passed

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/stephen-h...035055007.html

    Iconic Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76




    Stephen Hawking died Wednesday after complications due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. He was 76.
    In 1963, when he was just 21 years old, Hawking was famously diagnosed with the debilitating motor neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Though 80 percent of those with ALS die within five years of diagnosis, and Hawking’s own doctors gave him roughly two years to live, he survived for decades, perhaps longer than any other patient with the disease in medical history.

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    Default Stephen Hawking, the Einstein of our time, has passed

    ETA: GK beat me to the punch, but I merged his thread and mine.

    Hawking's family has confirmed that he died today at his home in Cambridge. Hawking was 76 years old which is almost miraculous since he was diagnosed with ALS when he was just 21. Doctors at the time gave him a life expectancy of only 2 years, but he had a slowly progressive version of the disease.

    Hawking was a genius mathematician and probably best known for his work in theoretical physics. While his disease dibilitated his body, his mind seemed to grow stronger. One can only imagine the things he could have shown us had he had full functionality of both his mind and body.

    Many believe that Hawking was nearing the verge of some amazing discoveries that could have significantly changed how we see our world and the universe. His contributions to science will be missed.
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    The world is diminished for his passing. We were so fortunate to have him as long as we did!
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    He beat the odds for a LONG time.
    R.I.P. Stephen.
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    Brief history of time is why I got into physics. RIP.

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    A significant loss for mankind ;(

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    The world has lost an amazing mind. Rest in peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpp80202 View Post
    The world has lost an amazing mind. Rest in peace.
    and, he maintained a sense of humor.
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    RIP to an icreadable mind.

    ALS patients don’t usually last more than 2-5 years.
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