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Stephen Hawking on Black Holes

How factually accurate is the 1979 American sci-fi movie 'The Black Hole'? Physicist Professor Stephen Hawking sheds light on the matter.

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In the year the American science fiction movie 'The Black Hole' is due for release in cinemas, theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking tells us the facts about this phenomena. Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in his early twenties and over the years his speech deteriorated. Understood by only his close acquaintances, in this interview a colleague translates as he explains his Theory of Black Holes.

In 1979, Professor Hawking became the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, one of the most prestigious academic posts in the world.