Monday, 27 May, 2019

United Kingdom issues new 'black hole' coin in honour of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking's life is set to be celebrated with a 50p coin Coin news: Rare Stephen Hawking 50p coin released TODAY | Daily Star
Elijah Vega | 14 March, 2019, 14:24

Stephen Hawking has been honoured on a new 50p following his death previous year.

Britain's Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) made the ruling at a hearing where Patricia Dowdy, 61, faces multiple misconduct charges over her care of the professor - who died past year - including financial misconduct, not providing appropriate care and not having the correct qualifications.

Although the collector's item, sold on the Royal Mint website, won't be released into circulation, the stunning coin displays the formula describing a black hole's entropy.

Despite his illness, Hawking became one of the world's best-known and most inspiring scientists, known for his brilliance and his wit.

"Hawking, at his playful best, invites the audience to contemplate peering into a black hole before diving in".

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The life of Stephen Hawking is being honoured with a commemorative 50 pence coin.

Lucy Hawking, Stephen's daughter, said: "It's a great privilege to be featured on a coin and I hope my father would be pleased to be alongside Sit Issac Newton and Charles Darwin as scientists who have made it onto money".

Physicist Hawking presented astounding works on black holes, which were the inspiration of the designer while working on the coin.

Not only is it just the thing to remind you of one of the greatest minds in modern science, it's handy just in case you forget how to calculate the thermodynamic entropy of a Schwarzschild black hole of a given mass. "His popularisation of science and breakthrough work on black holes stand as great achievements and significant contributions to humanity".

The coin will be available to buy from the Royal Mint later this month, with prices ranging from 10 pounds (13.42 USA dollars) for a brilliant uncirculated version of the coin to 795 pounds for a gold proof coin.

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