A photograph of Stephen Hawking appeared on a group of billboards in Times Square yesterday alongside a cryptic numerical code, and now the Internet is left to decipher what this all means. (source: Imgur)
Assuming this is a genuine image (and not manipulated), it gives us a tantalizing puzzle. Why would Hawking (or his team) want us to ponder 48,16, and 11? November 16, 1948? Perhaps, 2048? Time will tell….