Stephen Hawking Current Affairs, GK & News

UK issues new ‘black hole’ coin in honour of Stephen Hawking

The UK’s Royal Mint has recently issued a new commemorative 50 pence coin inspired by the late legendary British physicist Stephen Hawking’s seminal work on black holes. The coin was designed by British engraver and printmaker Edwina Ellis. The purpose of the commemorative coin is to celebrate the life and “ground-breaking” achievements of Hawking, who ..

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UK Issues New Black Hole Coin in Honour of Stephen Hawking

The United Kingdom has commemorated professor Stephen Hawking in a new 50p coin. The coin has references to the late physicist’s pioneering work on black holes. Black Hole Coin The commemorative coin aims to celebrate the life and “ground-breaking” achievements of Hawking, who passed away in 2018. It is a commemorative coin and not for circulation as currency. ..

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Breakthrough Listen Project (BLP)

BLP is US$100-million global astronomical initiative launched in 2015 by Internet investor Yuri Milner and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. It has teams from around the world to find signs of intelligent life in universe. The 10-year programme aims to survey 1,000,000 closest stars to Earth by scanning entire galactic plane of Milky Way. It will listen for ..

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Stephen Hawking, legendary theoretical physicist passes away

Stephen Hawking (76), the legendary British theoretical physicist, has passed away in Cambridge, United Kingdom on March 14, 2018. Known for his unique way of speaking while living his life in a wheelchair, Hawking became an emblem of human determination and curiosity. He is known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity. He ..

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Johann Johannsson, renowned musician passes away

Johann Johannsson (48), the acclaimed Icelandic musician, has passed away in Berlin, Germany on February 8, 2018. He was known for giving background scores to films such as “Arrival”, “Sicario” and “The Theory of Everything”. He won a Golden Globe in 2015 for his score to the Stephen Hawking biopic. His work is stylised by ..

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