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Physicist Hawking "very ill" in hospital

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The renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has been admitted to hospital. Cambridge University, where the 67-year-old is Professor of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, has described Hawking as very ill.

The scientist is almost completely paralysed by motor neurone disease and he has previously been treated for pneumonia. It is also reported that his illness is related to a chest infection, and his condition deteriorated after a recent trip to the United States. Hawking is renowned for his work on black holes, cosmology and quantum gravity. He also earned worldwide fame for his book “A Brief History of Time,” and its simplified follow-up “A Briefer History of Time.”