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Stephen Hawking Remembered by Neil deGrasse Tyson and More on Twitter

Professor Stephen Hawking experiences the freedom of weightlessness during a zero gravity flight.
Professor Stephen Hawking experiences the freedom of weightlessness during a zero gravity flight. (Image credit: ZERO-G)

After physicist Stephen Hawking's death at the age of 76 was announced early this morning (March 14), scientists, thinkers and many more took to Twitter to share their thoughts. 

Hawking's work revolutionized scientists' understanding of the universe's first moments and the behavior of black holes, and he also made an impact as perhaps the most well-known physicist in popular culture, making cameos on TV and popularizing science through his writing.

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(Tyson became the first American to receive the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication last June.)

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Sarah Lewin
SPACE.COM ASSOCIATE EDITOR — Sarah started writing for Space.com in June of 2015. Her work has been featured by Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Quanta Magazine, Wired, The Scientist, Science Friday and WGBH's Inside NOVA. Sarah has an MA from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and an AB in mathematics from Brown University. When not writing, reading or thinking about space, Sarah enjoys musical theatre and mathematical papercraft. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahExplains.