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Unofficial Stephan Hawking Fan Thread

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Emperor2, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Emperor2

    Emperor2 Capitalist Missionary

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    Dedicated to exporting the genius of Stephan Hawking!

    Major accomplishments
    -Discovered that Black Holes emit Radiation
    -No boundry theory
    -work on theroms regarding singularities

    -Awards and Honors:

    1975 Eddington Medal
    1976 Hughes Medal of the Royal Society
    1979 Albert Einstein Medal
    1982 Order of the British Empire (Commander)
    1985 Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
    1986 Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
    1988 Wolf Prize in Physics
    1989 Prince of Asturias Awards in Concord
    1989 Companion of Honour
    1999 [1] Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society
    2003 Michelson Morley Award of Case Western Reserve University
    2006 Copley Medal of the Royal Society[2]

    Books:

    A Brief History of Time
    Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
    The Universe in a Nutshell,
    On The Shoulders of Giants.
    A Briefer History of Time,
     
  2. rmxtrax

    rmxtrax Chieftain

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    Stephan Hawking is a great but calling him idol is quite nerd
     
  3. zxcvbnm

    zxcvbnm The Nobody

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    I appreciate what he has done to science, but his theory of black holes both existing and not existing seems quite weird.
     
  4. Babbler

    Babbler Mae ein ddyn o Guyana

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    Your forgetting the appearance on The Simpsons and Futurama.

    I list that as an accomplishment.
     
  5. xienwolf

    xienwolf Chieftain

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    You would list him being animated on Simpsons as an accomplishment, but not him playing Poker with Einstein & Data (can't remember the fourth) on Star Trek? ;P

    And the fact that Black Holes emit radiation isn't completely Hawking. Bekenstein first proposed the idea, but it was Hawking who developed the mathematical framework to make it seem completely plausible.

    But yes, Hawking has done some incredibly decent work, and put out some fantastic books for ley-people.
     
  6. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    He's a bit overrated.
     
  7. Disenfrancised

    Disenfrancised Beep Beep

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    I walked pass him once at university (it's preeetty hard not to recognize him you know), and adding to his other accomplishments is having a sweet ride (large shiny black van with green stripes) and a bevy of attractive women looking after him - truly a great scientist ;).
     

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