Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist best known for his work on black holes. After writing the best-selling popular science book A Brief History of Time in 1988, Hawking became a household name. There is an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to his appearances in popular culture, which include guest roles on The Simpsons and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

“Oh, great. The universe was destroyed.” — Stephen Hawking, Futurama


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(4) Stephen Hawking
Origin of time asymmetry
(3) Raymond Laflamme
Compiling gate networks on an Ising quantum computer
(2) Emanuel Knill
Minimal residual method stronger than polynomial preconditioning
(1) Vance Faber
Sets of natural numbers of positive density and cylindric set algebras of dimension 2
(0) Paul Erdős

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(2) Stephen Hawking
Masters of Science Fiction
(1) Sean Astin
White Water Summer
(0) Kevin Bacon

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(2) Stephen Hawking
“Keep Talking” — Pink Floyd [sample]
(1) David Gilmour
“Smoke on the Water” — Rock Aid Armenia
(0) Tony Iommi



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