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Questions swirl about universe
Stephen Hawking Remembered1
Lacy Garrison photo Dr. Robert Scherrer, professor of physics and astronomy at Vanderbilt University, offers insight into the unknown during the Noon Rotary Club meeting Thursday. It was the first of a two-part series honoring the late Stephen Hawking.
With the recent passing of Stephen Hawking, the world-famous theoretical physicist who didn’t allow his physical limitations to hinder his quest for understanding the universe, Rotarians invited Dr. Robert Scherrer to discuss the question “What lies beyond our little world?” Before offering his insights into the composition of our physical universe, Dr. Scherrer joked that he had “one Stephen Hawking story” to share. As a graduate student at the University of Chicago, Scherrer was dispatched to be Hawking’s navigator so Hawking could visit the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, which was an hour away from the hotel where Hawking was staying.