Stephen Hawking's Facebook page has experienced a big bang of followers, reaching nearly 900,000 in a couple of weeks. Now the most famous theoretical physicist since Albert Einstein has a message for his fans:
I have always wondered what makes the universe exist. Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped my pursuit. Our connections to one another have grown infinitely and now that I have the chance, I’m eager to share this journey with you. Be curious, I know I will forever be.Welcome, and thank you for visiting my Facebook Page. -SH
Hawking, of course, is most famous for his work with black holes and the Big Bang. In November, he is getting the Hollywood treatment with "The Theory of Everything," a movie detailing his first marriage and his early battles with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). His first Facebook message garnered a "Like" from his employer, the University of Cambridge, which added, "Nice to see you here Stephen Hawking."
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