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Why Stephen Hawking was the guru of cosmology

He was among the giants who gave theoretical physics its present shape.

Stephen Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 14, 2018) died in the early hours of March 14, leaving behind a rich intellectual legacy that will dominate theoretical physics for years to come. Coincidentally, March 14 is Albert Einstein's birthday and January 8 was the day Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri, Italy. Hawking held the Lucasian chair of Mathematics at Cambridge, a position once filled by Isaac Newton. It

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