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Hawking's contribution to science will be remembered forever: China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

paid rich tributes to who died today, saying the renowned British theoretical physicist's contribution to science will be remembered forever.

recalled three made by the 76-year-old to during which he had "joyful" exchanges with the Chinese leaders and scientists.

Besides showing interest in China's technological progress, also loved Chinese culture and visited the Great Wall, Lu said.

"We express our condolences in the passing away of Hawking. His contribution will be remembered forever," he said.

Hawking died peacefully in his home near Cambridge University, where he carried out much of his pioneering work on black holes and relativity.

Hawking was immensely popular in and had opened an account on Chinese Weibo, known as China's Twitter, where he posted both in Chinese as well as in English.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 15:40 IST