Stephen Hawking, who redefined the view of the universe for scientists and public alike, dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, who redefined the view of the universe for scientists and public alike, dies at 76

In later years, Hawking and UC Santa Barbara physicist James Hartle reached the remarkable, not to mention ironic, conclusion that the universe is a self-contained object that, like the Earth's surface, has no edge or boundary, no beginning or end. If that is the case, Einstein's theory of general relativity would have to be modified, Hawking argued, and there would be no singularities.


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