The prize celebrates “one of the most exotic objects in the universe,” black holes, which have become a staple of science fact and science fiction and where time seems to stand still, according to the committee.
The firm is also working on a bullet-proof vest manufactured with a cannabis composite.
Famed for his work exploring the origins of the universe, Hawking died in March at the age of 76 after spending most of his life confined to a wheelchair with motor neurone disease.
A total of 22 items from personal belongings of the British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking are open in an online auction.
Arthur Ashkin, the American who developed "optical tweezers," became the oldest Nobel Prize laureate at age 96. And Donna Strickland, from Canada, becomes only the third woman to win the physics Nobel, and the first in 55 years.
The scientist and author of "A Brief History of Time," died in March aged 76 and his ashes were interred between major British scientific figures Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin in London's Westminster Abbey.
Members of the public have been invited to apply for tickets to attend a celebration of Hawking's life at a memorial service in Westminster Abbey on June 15, even if they haven't been born yet.
Some 65 million light-years from Earth, NGC1052-DF2 – "DF2" for short – is about the same size as our Milky Way, but has 100 to 1,000 times fewer stars.
Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralysed, died early on Wednesday, a University of Cambridge spokesman announced.
A Jordanian physics teacher, Mohammad Shbool, combines complex physics with theatre and music to hold the attention of his students.
Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote his take on life on a note and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist's formula for happy living fetched $1.56 million on Tuesday.
Researchers across the world have been working on building quantum cryptography systems since the 1980s,but realistic breakthroughs were achieved closer to 2007 and then 2013.
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