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Stephen Hawking memoir "My Brief History" out Tuesday (PHOTOS)
For many science fans, watching Stephen Hawking give a speech — perched on a stage, nearly motionless in his wheelchair, holding forth in the computerized voice that has become his trademark — is a rare treat. At Caltech, where the physicist comes for regular extended visits, people line up for hours for a chance to get a ticket. Those who can’t get admission to the lecture hall watch on screens set up outdoors, craning their necks for a glimpse of their hero.
By Eryn Brown
September 8, 2013