Photo: Royal Mint
In Britain after the English scientist Stephen Hawking has released a coin worth 50 pence with the image of a black hole, according to “Bi-bi-si”.
The famous physicist has devoted much of his life studying black holes. A recent scientific article in which he talks about what happens with information when an object falls into a black hole, Hawking managed to complete in just a few days before his death.
Coin designer Edwina Ellis said that “sought to integrate a huge black hole in a tiny coin” as a symbol of the fact that he was able to make the most difficult to understand topics accessible and fascinating to the General public. She also noted that Hawking probably would have laughed at this coin, if he was alive.
Coins with the black hole released from different alloys and are from 10 to 795 pounds. It is noted that all copies have already been reserved.
Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous scientists of our time, which also made a huge contribution to the popularization of science. His most famous popular science book “a brief history of time”, released in 1988, became a bestseller and has sold more than 10 million copies. Physicist died on March 14, 2018 at the age of 76 years.
Earlier it became known that Hawking can also be depicted on the new banknotes in denominations of 50 pounds. Physicist was included in the list of applicants. The final selection will be engaged by the special Committee. The final decision will be announced in the summer of 2019.
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