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Nobel Prize remained elusive for Hawking

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Hailed as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein, never won a Nobel Prize.

This is because his theories about the Black Hole and the Big Bang -- though accepted in theoretical physics -- were never verified.

According to Timothy Ferris, author of 'The Science of Liberty' in National Geographic magazine, "The problem was that there was no way to verify the idea. Black holes are too long-lived to be observed today in their death throes".

The excludes posthumous nominees.

has over a dozen honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE in 1982 and the Gold Medal of the in 1985.

He was a fellow of the and a member of the

The US space agency tweeted: "Remembering Stephen Hawking, a of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on @Space_Station in 2014," NASA said.

and aboard the (ISS) spoke with during their mission in 2014.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 12:04 IST
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