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God and Stephen Hawking (2000)
Robin Hawdon
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Although most people know him as a "scientist", Stephen Hawking is probably the best known living mathematician. (Technically, he is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University.) This play examines his life and work.

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MotifReal Mathematicians, Religion,
TopicMathematical Physics, Real Mathematics,
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