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Technology Stephen Hawking's death converges with Pi Day, Einstein's birthday

15:56  14 march  2018
15:56  14 march  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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Others noted that Hawking ' s birthday , Jan. 8, is the same day that famed scientist Galileo died at age 77 in 1642. It almost seems like he planned it, Stephen Hawking died on Pi day , the day Albert Einstein was born 3.14. # PiDay 2018 #stephenhawking pic.twitter.com/wpM9L0cJMP.

Stephen Hawking died on a day that is cosmically connected to Albert Einstein and pi . Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76 on Wednesday morning. March 14 is also Albert Einstein ' s birthday and Pi Day in the US.

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In what may be regarded as an astounding coincidence, famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died on Pi Day, March 14, the day each year when scientists and mathematicians celebrate the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

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Famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking died on Pi Day , which is also the birthday of Albert Einstein .

Stephen Hawking ' s death coincides with the lives and deaths of two other very important scientists, as well as Pi Day . Hawking , the damn genius, passed away on Pi Day (3/14), which also happens to be Albert Einstein ' s birthday .

March 14 also marks the birthday of Albert Einstein, who would have turned 139 this year.

Almost immediately after news broke Wednesday morning about Hawking's death, people on social media were making the connection to Pi Day and Einstein. Some speculated that Hawking may have planned the coincidence.

Either way, Pi Day is now synonymous with the leading theoretical physicists in all of history.

Others noted that Hawking's birthday, Jan. 8, is the same day that famed scientist Galileo died at age 77 in 1642.

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Pi Day, which was created in 1988 at a celebration that physicist Larry Shaw organized.

Shaw said he chose March 14 because 3.14 are the first three digits of pi, denoted by the Greek letter “π.”

In 2009, Congress officially recognized Pi Day, inspiring the pun “pie” celebrations, with people even dressing up as Einstein, Time reported.

This year, NASA held a “Pi in the Sky” challenge to solve interplanetary math problems, while San Francisco’s Exploratorium, where Shaw hosted the first Pi Day celebration, has an annual day of pi-inspired activities, the report said.

Stephen Hawking's ashes to be placed beside Newton and Darwin .
<p>The ashes of world famous physicist Steven Hawking will be interred in London's Westminster Abbey near the graves of ground-breaking scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin</p>In a statement released by the Abbey on Tuesday, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, said it was a "fitting" tribute to the British scientist who passed away last week at the age of 76.

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