Stephen Hawking

<b>Famous for:</b> A world-renowned theoretical physicist and icon whose scientific career spans over 40 years.<br>
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<b>His character:</b>  Himself, in an episode of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV000000292" title="Star Trek: The Next Generation (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/star-trek%3A-the-next-generation-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV000000292.topic">"Star Trek: The Next Generation"</a> called "Descent."  Lt. Commander Data plays a game of poker with holograms of Sir Isaac Newton, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001542" title="Albert Einstein" href="/topic/science/albert-einstein-PECLB001542.topic">Albert Einstein</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0004605" title="Stephen Hawking" href="/topic/science/stephen-hawking-PECLB0004605.topic">Stephen Hawking</a>.  Hawking won.
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Famous for: A world-renowned theoretical physicist and icon whose scientific career spans over 40 years.

His character: Himself, in an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" called "Descent." Lt. Commander Data plays a game of poker with holograms of Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Hawking won.

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