Stephen Hawking's possibly final interview unpacks the universe's beginnings

Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76 a spokesman for his family said

HAWKING'S FAMILY Who are Stephen Hawking's children and who are his siblings and parents?

'When people ask me if a god created the universe, I tell them that the question itself makes no sense.

In 1979, he became the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge - a post once held by Sir Isaac Newton.

Even those who have not heard of Stephen Hawking will probably recognize the synthesised voice through which spoke to the world.

Instead, he was awarded a PhD from Cambridge and a series of awards and professorships. Thank you for being so generous with your knowledge in the brief time you were with us. "He will be much missed".

In the top AMA response, Hawking warned about its dangers, "A superintelligent AI will be extremely good at accomplishing its goals, and if those goals aren't aligned with outs, we're in trouble", he wrote. However, this led to the development of the appropriately titled speech-generating device that is closely associated with Hawking.

- ScienceDirect (@sciencedirect) March 14, 2018 "Anyone, anywhere in the world should have free, unhindered access to not just my research, but to the research of every great and enquiring mind across the spectrum of human understanding".

To honor the late theoretical physicist, the Patriots tweeted photos of a meeting between Hawking and team owner Robert Kraft.

In 1988 Hawking catapulted to worldwide prominence with the publication of A Brief History of Time.

The book sold 10m copies and was translated into 40 different languages, but is famously referred to as one of the "greatest unread books in history".

Despite his illness, Hawking made appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1993, four episodes of The Simpsons between 1999 and 2010, two episodes of Futurama in 2000 and 2011, and several episodes of The Big Bang Theory between 2012 and 2017.

Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Hawking "The Theory of Everything", paid tribute to Hawking on Wednesday.

Eddie Redmayne: "We have lost a truly attractive mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet". His second marriage to his nurse, Elaine Mason, ended in 2006 and was subject to tabloid headlines at the time.

Visual tributes, with and without accompanying quotes, began to flood in as soon as the world learned of Dr Hawking's death.

Alana told BBC News that Professor Hawking inspired her son to develop a real love for physics.

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