Stephen Hawking: a brief history of genius


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  • Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018

Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was Britain's most famous modern day scientist.

LONDON (AFP) - Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was Britain's most famous modern day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

Born on January 8, 1942 -- 300 years to the day after the death of the father of modern science, Galileo Galilei -- he believed science was his destiny.

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