Stephen Hawking gets cast in a bronze statue

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hawking-statue.jpgOne of the greatest living scientists, Professor Stephen Hawking, is to be depicted in a bronze statue sited near his office in Cambridge. The sculptor, 32-year-old Brightonian Eve Shepherd, has been following Hawking around to learn more about his personality.

The statue will cost £250,000, and aims to show the “power of Professor Hawking’s mind and the fragility of his body”. A scale model’s been made that shows Hawking inside a whirl of some kind, like a black hole. You can see that above. The artist is unsure when the final sculpture will be complete.

(via BBC)

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