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Stephen Hawking admits he is an atheist

Stephen Hawking admits he is an atheist

TENERIFE, Canary Islands, Sept. 25 (UPI) --Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking doesn't believe in God, but does believe aliens and space travel are the key to the survival of the species.
Aileen Graef
Higgs Boson particle could destroy universe, according to Stephen Hawking

Higgs Boson particle could destroy universe, according to Stephen Hawking

Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The Higgs Boson particle was discovered in 2012 in CERN's Large Hadron Collider
Thor Benson
Stephen Hawking takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by proxy

Stephen Hawking takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by proxy

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) --Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and had his children step in to help.
Aileen Graef
Eddie Redmayne makes Stephen Hawking walk in trailer for 'The Theory of Everything'

Eddie Redmayne makes Stephen Hawking walk in trailer for 'The Theory of Everything'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Focus Features' new biopic "The Theory of Everything" looks back at the early life of Stephen Hawking, his first marriage and struggle with ALS as young man.
Matt Bradwell
Report: Stephen Hawking is a 'somewhat of a regular' at California strip club

Report: Stephen Hawking is a 'somewhat of a regular' at California strip club

DEVORE , Calif., July 28 (UPI) --Stephen Hawking has been "frequenting" the Freedom Acres swingers club for more than four years, according to a RadarOnline report.
Evan Bleier
Stephen Hawking supports Parliament's Assisted Dying Bill

Stephen Hawking supports Parliament's Assisted Dying Bill

LONDON, July 16 (UPI) --Famed theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has pledged his support for a bill that would enable assisted suicide.
Brooks Hays
Stephen Hawking: Dismissing artificial intelligence would be a mistake

Stephen Hawking: Dismissing artificial intelligence would be a mistake

LONDON, May 3 (UPI) -- Scientists say not enough research being done on effects of artificial intelligence.
Danielle Haynes
Stephen Hawking biopic to be released in November

Stephen Hawking biopic to be released in November

HOLLYWOOD, April 10 (UPI) -- Stephen Hawking biopic, "Theory of Everything," focuses on his younger years and stars Eddie Redmayne.
Danielle Haynes
Hawking claims bet victory after gravitational wave discovery

Hawking claims bet victory after gravitational wave discovery

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 18 (UPI) -- Professor Stephen Hawking of Britain's University of Cambridge is claiming victory in a bet following the discovery of gravitational waves in space.
Stephen Hawking changes his mind on black holes

Stephen Hawking changes his mind on black holes

ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Stephen Hawking has released a new paper suggesting that event horizons, the outer boundary of a black hole, may only be apparent and not real.
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Stephen Hawking says there are no black holes

Stephen Hawking says there are no black holes

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Stephen Hawking's latest paper dismisses idea of a black hole's event horizon and instead proposes an "apparent horizon."
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com

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Codebreaker Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon for sex conviction

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- British mathematician Alan Turing, whose work on German codes shortened the second world war, has been pardoned for his 1952 gross indecency conviction.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.
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Story of the hunt for the Higgs boson wins science writing prize

Story of the hunt for the Higgs boson wins science writing prize

LONDON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A book telling the story of the hunt for the elusive Higgs boson has won Britain's annual prize awarded to the best popular science writing.
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President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Stephen Hawking, at the White House in Washington on August 12, 2009. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, whose scientific books and public appearances have made him an academic celebrity. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.

Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years, taking up the post in 1979 and retiring on 1 October 2009. He is also a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and a Distinguished Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He is known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes. He has also achieved success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; these include the runaway best seller A Brief History of Time, which stayed on the British Sunday Times bestsellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.

Hawking's key scientific works to date have included providing, with Roger Penrose, theorems regarding gravitational singularities in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes should emit radiation, which is today known as Hawking radiation (or sometimes as Bekenstein–Hawking radiation).

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