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March 13th, 2012 9:12am EDT

Stephen HawkingFamous physicist Stephen Hawking has signed up to make a cameo appearance in geeky sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
the British cosmologist has frequently been name-checked by the show's scientist characters, and now the lovable losers are set to meet their hero.

Producer Bill Prady says, "When people would ask us who a 'dream guest star' for the show would be, we would always joke and say Stephen Hawking - knowing that it was a long shot of astronomical proportions."

"In fact, we're not exactly sure how we got him. It's the kind of mystery that could only be understood by, say, a Stephen Hawking."

Hawking's casting comes just weeks after Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy made a special appearance, much to the delight of the show's nerds.

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