Famed jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (back right) applauds renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, as he given an honorary degree, Doctor of Science, at the 339th Harvard University commencemen in 1990. Photo: Charles Krupa/AP
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (second left) makes a guest appearance on Star Trek; The Next Generation in 1993. The episode features a scene in which the character Data participates in a poker game with a group of brilliant scientific figures consisting of Hawking, Einstein, and Newton. Photo: Julie Markes/AP
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