As the world reels from the death of Stephen Hawking, one of the great science minds in all of history, admirers are taking some solace in a few coincidences surrounding Hawking's birthday and the date of his passing.
It's long been known that Hawking's birthday, January 8, 1942, fell on the 300th anniversary of the death of another great science mind, Galileo Galilei.
But the day of his death, in the early hours of March 14, 2018 at his home in Cambridge, England, happened to coincide with the birthday of yet another genius: Albert Einstein, born March 14, 1879.
Stephen Hawking was born January 8, 1942, on the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death. He died today, March 14th, on the anniversary of Einstein's birth. Time is circular - no beginning, no end.
— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) March 14, 2018 Read more...