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Hawking: latest Big Bang study confirms cosmic inflation

London, Mar 18 (EFE).- British scientist Stephen Hawking said Tuesday that the detection of gravitational waves set off by the Big Bang creation of the universe is "another confirmation" of the cosmic inflation discovered more than 30 years ago. In a statement Tuesday on BBC Radio 4, the Cambridge University cosmologist recalled that this inflation was first conceived by Alan Guth, who said that in the creation of the universe, there was a period of acceleration, a hyper-expansion, which in turn explains why the universe looks almost the same in every direction.

Stephen Hawking reveals trials, triumphs in new film of his life

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking tells the extraordinary tale of how he overcame severe disability to become the most famous living scientist in a new documentary film premiered in Britain on Thursday. "This film is a personal journey through my life," the 71-year-old Briton said in the trailer to "Hawking", which he co-wrote and narrated in his distinctive, computer-generated voice. He adds: "I have lived five decades longer than doctors predicted. I have tried to make good use of my time."

Stephen Hawking reveals trials, triumphs in new film of his life

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking tells the extraordinary tale of how he overcame severe disability to become the most famous living scientist in a new documentary film premiered in Britain on Thursday. "This film is a personal journey through my life," the 71-year-old Briton said in the trailer to "Hawking", which he co-wrote and narrated in his distinctive, computer-generated voice. He adds: "I have lived five decades longer than doctors predicted. I have tried to make good use of my time."

British cosmologist Hawking backs right to assisted suicide

LONDON (Reuters) - British cosmologist Stephen Hawking has backed the right for people who are terminally ill to choose to end their lives and to receive help to do so as long as safeguards are in place. The wheelchair-bound Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease aged 21 and told he had two to three years to live. Now 71, he is one of the world's leading scientists, known especially for his work on black holes and as author of the international bestseller "A Brief History of Time".

Physicist Stephen Hawking won't attend Israeli conference, cites 'personal reasons'

LONDON - Physicist Stephen Hawking has dropped plans to attend a major conference in Israel in June, prompting criticism from Israeli officials. A University of Cambridge statement said Wednesday that the world-famous scientist won't go to the Jerusalem conference because of "personal reasons." Israeli Presidential Conference officials said Hawking's decision is seen as "unjustifiable and wrong."

Stephen Hawking says he wants to go into space

London, May 1 (EFE).- British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who has suffered from a degenerative disease for decades, said during a public appearance that he would like to go into space, the press reported Wednesday. The 71-year-old Hawking said he would like to travel into space aboard the private spacecraft that mogul Richard Branson is developing, the Daily Telegraph said. Hawking made the rare public appearance at an event organized in London by Breathe On, a charity that helps people on long-term ventilation.
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