“Where did the universe come from, and where it is going? Did the universe have a beginning and if so, what happened before then? What is the nature of time? Will it ever come to an end?”
Professor Stephen William Hawking, commonly known as Stephen Hawking died today morning at the age of 76. He was one of those few people in the world who bothered to find out about such mysteries of the universe. He is best known for his work on black holes and for his bestselling book ‘The Brief History of time‘. The news of his death has left the world mourning as we have lost one of the best intellectuals the world has seen. Here are a few tweets of the people who got saddened after knowing about his death.
I feel lucky to have known Stephen Hawking. His work is an inspiring reminder of what human minds are capable of.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) March 14, 2018
R.I.P. Stephen Hawking. Among his many profound contributions to this world was this simple sentiment: “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.”
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking was born January 8, 1942, on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. He died today, March 14th, on the anniversary of Einstein’s birth. Time is circular – no beginning, no end.
— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) March 14, 2018
His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018
Have fun out there among the stars. pic.twitter.com/S285MTwGtp
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking’s Life and Disabilities
Hawking was born on January 8th, 1942 in Oxford, England. His father was a medical researcher. He belonged to a family of well-read people. His mother was one of the first female students who graduated from the Oxford.
He was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, ALS at the age of 21. The debilitating illness gradually paralyzed him, confining him to a wheelchair, and in 1985 a tracheotomy robbed him of his voice. But Hawking continued to be a hugely prominent and popular public figure through the use of his computer-aided speech system.
he himself has quoted something very ironic and inspirational.
“My disabilities have not been a significant handicap in my field, which is theoretical physics. Indeed, they have helped me in a way,” Hawking once wrote, saying that his situation presented him with the time to clearly think through the problems of physics.
Amazing facts about Stephen Hawking
- Stephen Hawking died on the death anniversary of Galileo and birthday of Albert Einstein (Now being celebrated as Pi day).
- He died after 55 years of the day he was diagnosed with ALS, he was given only 2 more years to live.
- He never got nominated for Noble Prize even after doing great discoveries and inventions.
- He was mediocre at school.
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