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Daily cosmobite: happy birthday Stephen!

Stephen Hawking delivering a lecture in 2008. Courtesy NASA/Paul AlersThe great theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was born on this day in 1942 in Oxford, England. Hawking obtained a first class honours degree from Oxford and then moved on to Cambridge to study cosmology. Since 1979 he has been the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge.

Stephen Hawking delivering a lecture in 2008. Courtesy NASA/Paul Alers

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