Covering subjects ranging from the personal to the wholly scientific, this is a collection of his essays and other pieces, revealing Stephen Hawking as a scientist, a man, a concerned world citizen, and an imaginative thinker. He recalls his first experience of nursery school, punctures the arrogance of those who think science can best be understood only by other scientists, explores the origins and the future of the universe, and reflects on the phenomenon of his bestselling book, A Brief History of Time. It's a collection of pieces he wrote between 1976 to 1992. The photo above shows him in 1989.Second, I want to point to an article suggesting that Hawking departed this world on "the most relevant day of the year." Not only is March 14th called Pi Day (actually, the 30th anniversary of celebrating that day worldwide), but it's also Einstein's birthday. What a great sense of humor this mathematician had, huh? Even on the day he died.
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