As the ALS ice bucket challenge is taking over the offline and online world, I left my usual addictive online destinations (#instagram #pinterest #facebook #bloglovin) for Wikipedia and alike, to find out more about this disease, called ALS. The acronym as such did not ring a bell, referring to the English name, so I had to Google it up. During my research I stumbled quite rapidly upon this movie trailer of “The theory of everything” – to be released in autumn 2014 – the story of Stephen Hawking, a British physicist and cosmologist, one of the greatest minds of contemporaneity.  My minimal understanding of physics would not allow me to make any appreciation on his work here or anywhere, but terms like “general relativity” and “quantum gravity”, which are his fields (according to Wikipedia) sound like …

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