Hawking gives up academic title
Professor Stephen Hawking has given up a prestigious academic title.
The physicist, who has motor neurone disease, is completing his last day as Cambridge University's Lucasian Professor of Mathematics.
The university said it was policy for holders of the title to retire at 67 and Prof Hawking was 67 in January.
Prof Hawking, who is one of the world's leading cosmologists, will continue working at the university and a new Lucasian Professor will be appointed.
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This is so sad, his contributions have been amazing, keep on keeping on Mr. Hawking