Stephen Hawking outside DAMTP, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge.
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By Samantha Grossman
October 24, 2014

Today is a big day for social media. First, Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet, and now Stephen Hawking has posted his first Facebook message. Though the world-renowned theoretical physicist officially joined the site on Oct. 7, he didn’t share anything until today:

I have always wondered what makes the universe exist. Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped…

Posted by Stephen Hawking on Friday, October 24, 2014

Hawking’s plunge into the infinite social media abyss is certainly well-timed. The Theory of Everything, the film about the scientist’s personal and professional life, comes out in just a few weeks.

Something tells us Hawking’s FB game will be pretty strong. While everybody else offers updates about what they ate for breakfast, Hawking will give us brilliant musings about the magnificence of the universe or whatever.

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