The Life and Times of Stephen Hawking

Celebrating the life of the brilliant professor

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant minds of our time, passed away March 14, 2018 at the age of 76. He was a pioneer of physics, and was a fundamental force in the study of black holes. Today, we are on the verge of capturing our first image of a black hole using a camera the size of this planet.

To many of the writers, editors and designers here at Discover, this man was a hero - the spark that caused them to pursue the art of telling a good science story. We hope you'll enjoy this small collection of stories in honor of Professor Hawking. More importantly, we hope his legacy will continue to kindle an interest in ambitious scientific pursuits for generations to come.

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