Ciro Santilli
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Stephen Hawking | 🗖 nosplit | ↑ parent "Physicist" | 121

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While learning black-hole stuff is not on top of Ciro Santilli's priorities, Hawking's spirit is to be admired.
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To never give up even when everything seems lost, and still have a sense of humour is respectable.
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An ex-physicist colleague who had met Hawking told an anecdote. Hawking was around in the department one day, they said hi and all. But then Hawking wanted to tell a joke. It took like 5 minutes of typing, and you can imagine that things were pretty awkward and the joke's timing was "a bit off". But Hawking did tell the joke nonetheless.
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This is also suggested in the The Theory of Everything (2014) film, and therefore likely the biographies.
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