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Stephen Hawking Congratulates LIGO Team on its Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award

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The Smithsonian has been celebrating innovation in American culture for more than 150 years, and following in this tradition, Smithsonian magazine presents the American Ingenuity Awards, honoring revolutionary breakthroughs in the arts and sciences, education and social progress.