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article imageScientist Stephen Hawking Hospitalized with Chest Infection

By KJ Mullins     Apr 20, 2009 in Science
Scientist Stephen Hawking is at Cambridge Hospital. He is said to be 'very ill.' At this point the physics genius is having tests run. He has been ill from a chest infection for several weeks.
The sixty-seven-year-old Hawking works at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. He has been the University's Lucasian Professor of Mathematics since 1979.
Hawkings suffers from motor neurone disease. He developed symptoms of the disease in the 1960's. He is one of the longest surviving sufferers.
The Belfast Telegraph reports:
"Professor Hawking is very ill and has today been taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge," said the University spokesman.
"He is undergoing tests. He has been unwell for a couple of weeks."
Professor Peter Haynes, Head of the University's Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, added: "Professor Hawking is a remarkable colleague. We all hope he will be amongst us again soon."
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