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Stephen Hawking sees universe's 'dark side' as next breakthrough hunt

PASADENA, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, speaking in California, said the next breakthrough in cosmology will come from the universe's dark side.

String theory work wins $3 million prize

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 21 (UPI) -- A Princeton University physicist's work on string theory has won a $3 million prize set up to award work in fundamental physics, organizers in Switzerland said.

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Stephen Hawking conjures black hole in ad

LONDON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Famed physicist Stephen Hawking appears on a commercial for a British website, conjuring a black hole to swallow the website's intentionally annoying mascot.

Scientists call for pardon for Alan Turing

LONDON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A group of scientists Friday urged U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to pardon Alan Turing, the World War II codebreaker convicted of homosexuality.

Actress Deborah Raffin dies at 59

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Actress Deborah Raffin, who had a second career publishing audio books, has died of leukemia at a Los Angeles hospital, her family said. She was 59.

'Brain-hacking' technology sought

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- Stanford University researchers say they are working on a device that would allow them to "pretty much hack" into the brain of British genius Stephen Hawking.

Girl, 4, has IQ of 159

WINCHESTER, England, April 12 (UPI) -- International high-IQ society Mensa said it has accepted a 4-year-old British girl whose IQ is only 1 point less than that of physicist Stephen Hawking.
Hawking to guest star on 'Big Bang Theory'

Hawking to guest star on 'Big Bang Theory'

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking is to guest star on the U.S. sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," CBS said Tuesday.
Hawking, 70: 'Glorious time to be alive'

Hawking, 70: 'Glorious time to be alive'

CAMBRIDGE, England, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- British physicist Stephen Hawking said he was not well enough to attend his 70th birthday celebration and made a recorded speech instead.

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Hawking: Women are 'complete mystery'

Hawking: Women are 'complete mystery'

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, who turns 70 Sunday, says some things remain a mystery to him -- especially women.
Hawking: Mankind must colonize space

Hawking: Mankind must colonize space

CAMBRIDGE, England, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- British physicist Stephen Hawking says mankind faces the threat of nuclear annihilation and should build colonies on Mars and beyond.
Stephen Hawking seeking new assistant

Stephen Hawking seeking new assistant

CAMBRIDGE, England, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- British physicist Stephen Hawking is advertising for an assistant with a salary of around $38,000 a year, Cambridge University said.
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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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