In Memoriam – Dr. Stephen Hawking

We join today with our colleagues in exploration, science and discovery, in mourning the loss of Dr. Stephen Hawking, a friend and supporter of The Explorers Club.

Considered by many to have been the world’s greatest living scientist, Dr. Hawking was also a noted mathematician, author and cosmologist. As fellow cosmologist and theoretical physicist, Lawrence Krauss, said of Dr. Hawking, “a star just went out in the cosmos.we have lost an amazing human being.” We share those most profound thoughts.

Though tethered to a wheelchair for the greater part of his life, few have led such a full life, marked with brilliance, humor and an invincibility of spirit. We at The Explorers Club were so fortunate to have shared valuable and important moments with Dr. Hawking, as he generously contributed to two Annual Dinners.

The world has lost an extraordinary scientist, but his accomplishments shall continue to have a profound effect on us all.

Richard Wiese РPresident

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