Stephen Hawking
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Zambia, 2000

On a Millennium sheet of 18 stamps celebrating highlights from the years 1950 to 2000, Stephen Hawking is pictured against a background of an equation-filled blackboard and the famous Whirlpool spiral galaxy, M51, floating above. The text in the margin of the sheet says: “Stephen Hawking showed that Black Holes emitted radiation and provided equations charting the universe’s expansion from a single point to it’s [sic] current size over fifteen billion years.”

Stanley Gibbons no.: Not numbered.
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Palau, 2000

A young Hawking, before the crippling effects of his motor neurone disease took hold, is accompanied by a diagram of the geometry of space around a black hole on this stamp from Palau, a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is part of a sheet titled Visionaries of the Twentieth Century.

Stanley Gibbons no. 1634.
Djibouti, 2006

In 2006 the northeast African country of Djibouti produced a series of sheets commemorating great scientists from various eras. The four-pane sheet devoted to the 20th century depicted Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, and Stephen Hawking.

Stanley Gibbons no. n/a
Mozambique, 2008

Stephen Hawking in wheelchair with trademark voice synthesizer and screen, one of a sheet of four stamps issued in 2008 by Mozambique to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of NASA. The picture was taken at a NASA lecture given by Hawking in 2008 titled Why We Should Go Into Space.

Stanley Gibbons no. to come