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APS Statement on Stephen Hawking

March 14, 2018

APS mourns the passing of Stephen Hawking, known for his groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of gravity and cosmology, who inspired the world with his indomitable courage, incredible willpower and, as the most celebrated scientist since Einstein, his efforts in promoting science and rationality worldwide.

Roger W. Falcone
University of California, Berkeley

David J. Gross
KITP, University of California, Santa Barbara


Vice President
Philip H. Bucksbaum
Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Past President
Laura H. Greene
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory


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