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Stephen Hawking at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge in 2015. lwpkommunikacio/flickr

A timeline of Stephen Hawking’s remarkable life

Hawking's most famous book, A Brief History of Time, sold 10 million copies and was translated into 40 languages, skyrocketing to the top of the bestseller lists in the US and UK.
Basil Hetzel’s research supported the use of iodised salt as an easy way to ensure adequate dietary iodine intake. from

Basil Hetzel: Australian medical pioneer, and my friend

Public health pioneer Basil Hetzel died on February 4 2017. Among other career highlights, he identified the most common cause of preventable brain damage: dietary iodine deficiency.
Georgia Blain: Her work draws attention to the tiny incandescent moments that make up our lives. Scribe Publications

Goodbye Georgia Blain: a brave and true chronicler of life

The Australian writer Georgia Blain, who died last week, wrote extraordinary portraits of family relationships, in luminous prose, with devastating insight. And when she became ill, she wrote about her cancer.
Tile detail of RMIT’s Building 8, one of Peter Corrigan’s most famous designs. Rob Deutscher/Flickr

Remembering Peter Corrigan: a life of movement, energy and integrity

Peter Corrigan, one of Australia's most influential architects, died last week. A man of endless enthusiasm and curiosity, he shaped Melbourne's cityscape and influenced a generation of architects.

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