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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.
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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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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.

Stephen Hawking talks of impact of Higgs boson discovery

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Physics would be "more interesting" if the Higgs boson hadn't been found by the Large Hadron Collider, renowned British cosmologist Stephen Hawking said.
Bryan Cranston, Ricky Gervais to appear in David Blaine special

Bryan Cranston, Ricky Gervais to appear in David Blaine special

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston and Ricky Gervais are to appear in the U.S. prime-time television special "David Blaine: Real or Magic," ABC announced.
Stephen Hawking says he approves of assisted suicide

Stephen Hawking says he approves of assisted suicide

LONDON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- British cosmologist Stephen Hawking, confined to a wheelchair with a debilitating neuromuscular disease, said in an interview he approves of assisted suicide.
Report: Eddie Redmayne to play Stephen Hawking in film

Report: Eddie Redmayne to play Stephen Hawking in film

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- British actor Eddie Redmayne is in talks to play ALS-stricken physicist and author Stephen Hawking in the film "Theory of Everything," Deadline.com reported.
British physicist Stephen Hawking boycotts Israel

British physicist Stephen Hawking boycotts Israel

LONDON, May 8 (UPI) -- Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking pulled out of the President's Conference in Jerusalem, joining the academic boycott against Israel.

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 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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