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  • Stephen Hawking funeral takes place in Cambridge 

    London : The funeral of legendary British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was held on Saturday in a private ceremony attended by around 500 people comprising family, friends and colleagues, at a church near the Cambridge University college that was his academic home for more than 50 years. One of the world’s best known scientists and author of ‘A Brief History of Time’ died peacefully at his Cambridge home on March 14 at

  • Thousands of people expected at Stephen Hawking’s funeral

    London: Thousands of people are expected to arrive in Cambridge for the funeral of British physicist Stephen Hawking on Saturday.  Cambridge University is working with the police to supervise the area around Great St Mary’s Church where the service is scheduled to take place, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Indians are so good at mathematics and physics: Hawking

    New Delhi : It was January 2001 when British physicist Stephen Hawking came to India for the first time, later describing the 16-day long tour as “magnificent”. In the first leg of the tour in Mumbai, Hawking addressed an international physics seminar at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).

  • “Indians are so good at math and physics,” said Stephen Hawking during 2001 India visit

    New Delhi: It was January 2001 when British physicist Stephen Hawking came to India for the first time, later describing the 16-day long tour as “magnificent”. In the first leg of the tour in Mumbai, Hawking addressed an international physics seminar at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). He was felicitated with the first “Sarojini Damodaran Fellowship” during the “Strings 2001” conference.

  • This is why Stephen Hawking never won the Nobel Prize

    New Delhi: For legendary astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who redefined cosmology by proposing that black holes are mortal, the Nobel Prize for Physics remained elusive as his theory cannot be observed or verified. Even though his theory is now firmly accepted in theoretical physics, there was no way to verify if black holes are mortal, according to Timothy Ferris, author of ‘The Science of Liberty’.

  • British physicist Stephen Hawking no more: Rare and unseen photos of the renowned physicist

    There are not many scientists who have managed to achieve rockstar status. British renowned physicist Stephen Hawkings, who died at the age of 76, is definitely one of them. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many more years. Hawking was probably the best-known scientist in the world. His early work on black holes transformed how scientists think about

  • Stephen Hawking no more: 10 things you should know about the legendary scientist

    World famous British scientist Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology’s brightest star known for his ground-breaking work with black holes and relativity, died today at his home in Cambridge aged 76. Hawking was probably the best-known scientist in the world. He was a theoretical physicist whose early work on black holes transformed how scientists think about the nature of the universe.

  • Professor Stephen Hawking passes away at the age of 76

    London: Legendary British scientist Stephen Hawking has died at his home in Cambridge aged 76, his family said today. Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.

  • Indian-origin boy beats Einstein in IQ test

    Arnav Sharma, from Reading town in southern England, passed the infamously difficult test a few weeks back with zero preparation. Mensa IQ test was developed in Britain to form an elite society of intelligent people, the Independent reported.

  • Indian-origin girl in UK gets 162 IQ points, more than Einstein’s

    London : A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in England, who secured two points higher than geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in the British Mensa IQ test, has been invited to join the coveted society as a member.

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    I may not be welcome in Trump’s America: Stephen Hawking

    New York: British scientist Stephen Hawking had admitting his fear of not being welcome in the United States anymore, with Donald Trump being President. Hawking described President Trump’s election as “a definite swing to a right-wing” and a “more authoritarian approach,” reports CNN quoting his interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

  • Stephen Hawking calls Trump a demagogue

    London : Describing Donald Trump as a “demagogue”, one of the world’s top scientists, Stephen Hawking said he has failed to understand the rise of the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee, who he said seems to “appeal to the lowest common denominator”.

  • Stephen Hawking Russian billionaire to build interstellar spaceships

    New York: World-renowned British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking on Tuesday teamed up with Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a $100 million effort to make tiny spaceships capable of interstellar space travel.

  • Stephen Hawking urges Britain to remain in EU

    London: Renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking was among 150 academics to declare support for Britain remaining in the European Union today in a letter that said leaving the bloc would damage science and research. “If the UK leaves the EU and there is a loss of freedom of movement of scientists between the UK and Europe, it will be a disaster for UK science and universities,” the academics wrote in a letter to The Times newspaper.

  • Hawking hails gravitational wave discovery

    London:The discovery of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, could revolutionise astronomy”, according to renowned UK physicist Stephen Hawking who congratulated scientists on their groundbreaking work. Hawking said the breakthrough tallied with predictions he made more than 40 years ago at Cambridge University. In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists yesterday said they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that Albert Einstein predicted a century ago.