Monday, April 20, 2009

Hawking Ill

Famed mathematician Stephen Hawking is extremely ill and has been in a London hospital for the past few weeks. His book, A Brief History of Time is an amazing piece of writing and thinking and although I've never been able to comprehend more than 50% of it, I hope to finish and understand it to the fullest extent in the upcoming years. And while his body is virtually useless, his mind still seems sharp as he just recently resigned his position as Lucasian Profess of Mathematics at Cambridge University, the same position and title held by Isaac Newton in the mid-18th century. Unfortunately Lou Gehrig's disease usually takes someone's life within 1/4 of the time that he has survived with it.

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