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Today, the Breakthrough Prize annual science awards will honor Stephen Hawking at its award ceremony, which will be attended by Lucy Hawking on behalf of the Foundation.

The Breakthrough Prize awarded a Special Fundamental Physics Prize to Hawking in 2013 for his discovery that black holes emit radiation and his contributions to the understanding of quantum gravity.

This year's ceremony will be held at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, and broadcast on National Geographic starting at 7 p.m. PT and live-streamed on the Facebook and YouTube platforms of National Geographic and Breakthrough Prize.
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