Science’s brightest star just went out

15 March, 2018 at 20:31 | Posted in Varia | 2 Comments


Stephen Hawking

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  1. There is one little story about Hawking that I especially like. As with Einstein, Hawking was not an outstanding student. At the end of his undergraduate years at Oxford he was on the borderline between receiving a first- or a second-class degree. Hawking was aware that the physics faculty regarded him as a difficult student, one whom they would prefer not to have to teach. So when appearing before the final review panel, he told them that if they gave him a second, he would stay on at Oxford to do his Ph.D., but if they gave him a first he would go to Cambridge. They gave him a first. Lucky Cambridge.

    • Thanks, Edward. Great story 🙂


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