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How Stephen Hawking Pushed the Limits in Life - Page 2

NASA says he 'unlocked a universe of possibilities'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2018 6:33 AM CDT

  • His greatest discoveries. Hawking dismissed comparisons to Albert Einstein as "hype," but he made some incredible breakthroughs in areas including the understanding of black holes, reports the Washington Post. His finding that black holes aren't really black but can emanate radiation and eventually evaporate deeply impressed other scientists. The radiation involved is now known as "Hawking radiation."
  • Best quotes. The AP rounds up Hawking's most memorable quotes, including: "My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all."
  • Politicians weigh in. Leaders around the world paid tribute to Hawking, as did politicians from rival parties in his native Britain. "Stephen Hawking inspired the world with his determination to explain the mysteries of the cosmos," tweeted Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's Labour Party. "But he also showed breathtaking courage to overcome life's adversities and a burning passion to protect our National Health Service. He will be greatly missed."

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