Stephen Hawking on Black Holes and Why He’d Be a Good Bond Villain

Stephen Hawking on Black Holes and Why He’d Be a Good Bond Villain

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Stephen Hawking always starts his lectures with the same quip: “Can you hear me?” His characteristic delivery, a blend of humor and complicated theoretical physics, is the kind of performance that Hawking, 72, is now well known for, even as he has become a celebrity ambassador for science, a physicist whose office is adorned with portraits taken with Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Steven Spielberg (twice) as well as stills from his many appearances in Star Trek and The Simpsons.

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