Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76


We regret to hear that Stephen Hawking died tonight at the age of 76

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A few relevant links:

Stephen Hawking's AMA on /r/science

BBC's Obituary for Stephen Hawking

If you would like to make a donation in his memory, the Stephen Hawking Foundation has the Dignity Campaign to help buy adapted wheelchair equipment for people suffering from motor neuron diseases. You could also consider donating to the ALS Association to support research into finding a cure for ALS and to provide support to ALS patients.

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