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Hawking, Stephen

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Hawking, Stephen
TD (1942- ) a British scientist who has developed important new ideas about relativity and black holes. He has continued working even though he suffers from a serious disease of the nervous system, and he uses a special computer system in order to talk. He wrote an extremely popular book called A Brief History of Time (1988), in which he explains his ideas about how the universe and time began and how they have developed.

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