The time Stephen Hawking played poker on Star Trek

To celebrate the life of Stephen Hawking, who died today, we look back at the time he played poker with some of the greatest minds in the Universe.

Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking passed away today aged 76. He was given just a few years to live when he was diagnosed with ALS in 1963 but defied the odds constantly in his personal and professional life, to become one of the most famous and accomplished scientists of all time.

He was also just as well known as a public figure and for having a great sense of humour, appearing on shows like The Simpsons and the Big Bang Theory

And would you know it, he even featured in a poker scene, here he is on Star Trek: The Next Generation playing five card draw with Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Data:

Which branch of science prepares you best for poker? Let us know in the comments:

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