‘We lost a great one’: Microsoft CEO and other celebs salute Stephen Hawking

The cast of “The Big Bang Theory” gathers around physicist Stephen Hawking, a guest star. (BigBangTheory via Twitter)

Few luminaries bridged the frontiers of science and pop culture as completely as physicist Stephen Hawking, and that fact was as obvious as 2+2=4 in the tributes that were tweeted as word of his death spread.

Hawking played himself as a wheelchair-riding brainiac on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “The Big Bang Theory,” and popped up as an animated character on “The Simpsons” and “Futurama.” He was also a frequent host or guest star for a plethora of science documentaries.

Here’s a sampling of the tributes, starting with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s tweet:

We lost a great one today. Stephen Hawking will be remembered for his incredible contributions to science – making complex theories and concepts more accessible to the masses. He’ll also be remembered for his spirit and unbounded pursuit to gain a complet…https://t.co/z1du859Gy2

— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) March 14, 2018

His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018

Goodbye, Dr. Hawking. Thank you for sharing your beautiful mind with this pale blue dot. pic.twitter.com/7XIHFBjo3z

— Planetary Society (@exploreplanets) March 14, 2018

Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist and ambassador of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on @Space_Station in 2014 pic.twitter.com/FeR4fd2zZ5

— NASA (@NASA) March 14, 2018

Farewell Stephen Hawking. A great man. Honored to have spent time with him. RIP.

— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) March 14, 2018

#stephenhawking pic.twitter.com/cBJ8ThBo30

— Paul_Dini (@Paul_Dini) March 14, 2018

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge”
RIP Stephen Hawking

— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) March 14, 2018

“Your theory of a donut-shaped universe is intriguing, Homer.”

RIP Stephen Hawking#StephenHawking pic.twitter.com/a8wyHO7oc7

— Homer Simpson (@Wisdom_Of_Homer) March 14, 2018

In pictures: Stephen Hawking through the years 1942 – 2018

Read more: https://t.co/Pkfgeqo0R4 pic.twitter.com/xb1dHWBArZ

— euronews (@euronews) March 14, 2018

In loving memory of Stephen Hawking. It was an honor to have him on …read more

Source:: GeekWire

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