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Ear­lier this year the world said farewell to Stephen Hawk­ing, a man who did more than any other to change the way we think about the fab­ric of space. Hawk­ing’s most fa­mous con­tri­bu­tions to as­tro­physics dealt with black holes and worm­holes, the the­o­ret­i­cal sin­gu­lar­i­ties that link two oth­er­wise un­con­nected por­tions of space-time. While these enamel pins from New Or­leans la­bel Strike Gen­tly Co. don’t have any­thing to do with Hawk­ing per se, they’re still per­spec­tiveal­ter­ing cel­e­bra­tions of the thrill that comes when math­e­mat­ics and re­al­ity col­lapse in on them­selves. And for that we think Hawk­ing would be proud. LR

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