Twitter lights up as the world reacts to Stephen Hawking’s death

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Twitter lights up as the world reacts to Stephen Hawking’s death
On the annual celebration of Pi Day and on Albert Einstein's birthday, Britain's renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies. Social media users on Twitter share words of praise in memory of Hawking.

MANILA, Philippines – On the annual celebration of Pi Day and on Albert Einstein’s birthday, a renowned British physicist died.

Stephen Hawking’s death may have made the universe a little bit dimmer but as the whole world celebrates his remarkable life, netizens shared words of praise for his valuable contributions to science. (READ: Stephen Hawking: A brief history of genius)

As of writing, Stephen Hawking tops Twitter’s trending topics both in the Philippines and worldwide.

Academics, politicians and celebrities took to Twitter to pay their respect to the scientist. Here are some reactions on Hawking’s death:







 

Netizens also noted the glaring coincidence that Hawking passed away on Pi Day – the annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. 


Here are more tweets about his death:

 

– Rappler.com

 

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