TORONTO, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – The brilliant mind of, arguably, the world’s most famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, has left some of his most pressing questions unanswered, but his legacy will live on.
He has become a mythical figure, a hero, a beautiful mind. Héléne Mialet of York University’s Faculty of Science, has written extensively on Hawking and the people and machines that made it possible for him to conduct his research.
Mialet has had articles in published in French and English, including one in Wired – “On Stephen Hawking, Vader and Being More Machine than Human.”
Mialet is available to discuss Hawking’s legacy.
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