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    LONDON, England (CNN) -- Scientist and author Stephen Hawking is "very ill" and has been hospitalized, according to Cambridge University, where he is a professor

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science...lth/index.html

    When asked later to name a teacher who had inspired him, Hawking named his Mathematics teacher, Mr Tahta (Dikran Tahta).

    Dikran Tahta comes from a family of survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire who settled in Manchester after the First World War. Much of his childhood, and the influence of his Armenian religious upbringing is reflected upon in his penultimate book Ararat Associations, in which he notes how his parents were keen for their children to have an English education, yet made sure that they spoke Armenian at home. He was christened by Bishop Tourian in the Armenian Church in Manchester, and his name Dikran was shortened to the diminutive D!ck (Sorry aperson ), but he never forgot his Armenian roots.

    Some of these are reflected on in his book Ararat Associations, where he remembers "my father, who would be standing, like the other males, with open arms extended in their own way of praying. Kneeling was for women and children".

    From Rossall School, in Fleetwood, Lancashire, he gained a scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1946. His main subject was Mathematics, but he also read widely in English literature, philosophy and history.

    Between leaving university and just before national service, he took time out to catalogue the library of the late Bishop Indjian (died 1950), and read a number of his books on Turkish history for the first time.

    Tahta did national service in the RAF from 1950 to 1952, then after a brief foray into journalism, returned to Rossall School in 1954, where he began teaching English and History, but gradually moved into mathematics teaching.
    "Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it." ~Malcolm X

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    Re: Stephen Hawking 'very ill'

    I heard that on yahoo news, the part that his ill
    It was yahoo's headline Heh.
    Positive vibes, positive taught

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      Re: Stephen Hawking 'very ill'

      I'm surprised (given the title) this was more about the Armenian teacher. I think it's great that he's being recognized though.

      Pepsi, how it is funny that Hawking is ill? "Heh."

      Hawking's books, "The Universe in a Nutshell" and " A Brief History of Time" aren't at the top of astrophysicist's and cosmologist's list of recommended reading, I found them very informative albeit a little dry.
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        Re: Stephen Hawking 'very ill'

        Here's a little more about Hawking...

        Originally posted by Reuters
        Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's foremost physicists, is seriously ill and in hospital in Cambridge, Cambridge University said in a statement on Monday.

        Hawking, who is wheelchair-bound and almost completely paralysed by a wasting illness, is a professor of applied mathematics. Here are some key facts on his life:

        COMPUTER VOICE

        * His voice -- generated by computer since throat surgery in 1985 -- is known the world over and he is sought for comment on virtually every major discovery in the worlds of physics, astronomy and cosmology. His voice and cartoon caricature has even appeared on cult U.S. comedy cartoon The Simpsons, with his approval.

        INTERNATIONAL FAME

        -- He shot to international fame after the 1988 publication of "A Brief History of Time" about the origins of the universe.

        -- Since 1974 he has worked on marrying the two cornerstones of modern physics -- Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, which concerns gravity and large-scale phenomena, and quantum theory, which covers subatomic particles.

        TIME THEORY

        -- As a result of this research, Hawking proposed a model of the universe based on two concepts of time: "real time," or time as human beings experience it, and "imaginary time," the time on which the world may really run.
        "The universe is self-contained, and without boundary, in imaginary time. However, in real time, the universe will appear to begin at the Big Bang," Hawking said, referring to the explosion thought to be at the origin of the universe.

        * When asked whether God had a place in his work, Hawking said: "In a way, if we understand the universe, we are in the position of God."

        LIFE DETAILS

        -- Stephen William Hawking was born in January 1942 in London. He grew up in and around London.

        -- After studying physics at Oxford University, Hawking had begun his first year of research work at Cambridge when he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

        -- Hawking never expected to live long enough to complete his studies, and has been confined to his wheelchair since shortly after his 21st birthday by the wasting illness that deprives him of virtually all voluntary movement.

        -- But the spread of the disease slowed and he met his first

        wife Jane. "This gave me something to live for," he said.
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          Re: Stephen Hawking 'very ill'

          Originally posted by Siggie View Post
          I'm surprised (given the title) this was more about the Armenian teacher. I think it's great that he's being recognized though.

          Pepsi, how it is funny that Hawking is ill? "Heh."

          Hawking's books, "The Universe in a Nutshell" and " A Brief History of Time" aren't at the top of astrophysicist's and cosmologist's list of recommended reading, I found them very informative albeit a little dry.
          It's not funny at all, it's funny that it's the first thing I saw on the computer today.
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            Re: Stephen Hawking 'very ill'

            I fail to see how that's funny either. As I've said several times already, stop posting for the sake of posting.
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              Re: Stephen Hawking 'very ill'

              Originally posted by Siggie View Post
              I'm surprised (given the title) this was more about the Armenian teacher. I think it's great that he's being recognized though.
              That was my spin on the story. Dikran Tahta passed away a few years ago.


              Stephen Hawking expected to recover: family
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                Re: Stephen Hawking 'very ill'

                Well he's already lived much longer than anyone expected him to. I guess all good things must come to an end...
                «Արթուն մնացէ'ք եւ աղօթք արէ'ք, որպէսզի փորձութեան մէջ չընկնէք:»

                Մատթէոս 26:41

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                  Re: Stephen Hawking 'very ill'

                  I was a classmate of Hawking's at St. Albans. He wasn't that much of a student- I always got higher marks than him. I remember when he was touring with Errol Morris for the informational film A Brief History of Time I got a surprise visit from him. I was shocked that he even remembered me. I invited him in to watch Red Dwarf, and he gladly accepted. While watching one of his favorite episodes of the science fiction serial, we discussed black holes and the nature of space and time.

                  I am deeply saddened by news of his illness. Let us hope for a full recovery.

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                    Re: Stephen Hawking 'very ill'

                    He has an awful disease already. I hope he gets better.

                    As for the Armenian teacher...it shows that Turkey can tell people what to believe, but the best and brightest will still believe in the Armenian Genocide.
                    Last edited by hipeter924; 04-24-2009, 01:21 AM.

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