Happy Birthday, Stephen Hawking!

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Image: Focus Features, used with permission
Image: Focus Features, used with permission

I just wanted to take a moment to wish Stephen Hawking, one of the people who inspired me to study physics and astronomy, a very happy birthday! A Brief History of Time was one of the books that “spoke” to me from when I first read it as a teen, um, several years ago, and it continues to do so today. I can’t wait until the time comes to share it with my son. My son and I have already shared the “George” series that Hawking co-authored with his daughter, Lucy.

Here is a video of one of my son’s inspirations, Neil deGrasse Tyson, talking about oneof mine:

 

 

And if you haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to go out and watch the film documenting Dr. Hawking’s life, The Theory of Everything!