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A tribute to Stephen Hawking: a great scientist and a great man

On March 14 ,the world received the news that the legendary physicist Professor Stephen Hawking had died at the age of 76. Paying tribute to their father, his three children –  Lucy, Robert and Tim – said “he once said, ‘it would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people […]

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The EU Referendum: a “disaster” for British science?

There has been considerable debate surrounding the upcoming EU referendum, and around which choice would be the most successful politically, socially, and economically. However a newer argument has emerged: concern about the impact of Brexit on British science. Alongside 150 fellows of the Royal Society, Stephen Hawking has signed an open letter declaring that leaving […]

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A solution to the black hole information paradox

It is a paradox that has long troubled scientists. A black hole is a region of spacetime where the effects of gravity are so powerful that supposedly nothing, including light and other forms of radiation, can escape from it. They are hard for a human brain to comprehend, but mathematically they make sense. In fact, […]