Stephen Hawking: A Genius Mind
Yes, it’s sad and true that world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.He took his last breath peacefully at his home in Cambridge on 14th, March 2018, his family confirmed.The British scientist was famous for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. At 21 Prof Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease.
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Stephen Hawking: A Genius Mind
“Quiet People have the Loudest Minds” – Stephen Hawking
I am sure that many writers like me are currently writing with sad hearts. But this is a tribute to one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen. Today, the world was taken aback with the news of the demise of our favorite scientist, Stephen Hawking.
Yes, it’s sad and true that world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.He took his last breath peacefully at his home in Cambridge on 14th, March 2018, his family confirmed.
The British scientist was famous for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. At 21 Prof Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease.
Stephen Hawking [1942-2018]
Stephen Hawking has many achievements to his name;
• He was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.
• His scientific works included collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation.
• Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He was a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
• Hawking was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. In 2002, Hawking was ranked number 25 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons
• His book, A Brief History of Time, appeared on the British Sunday Times best-seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.
Personal Life and ALS
At 21 Prof Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease. Hawking had a rare early-onset slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease or Lou Gehrig's disease that gradually paralyzed him over the decades. Hawking was one of the most famous sufferers of (ALS), the disease attacks motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, hampering their communication with muscles and gradually leading to paralysis. The rare condition normally claims the lives of those affected within 2-3 years, making Hawkings five-decade-long survival an extraordinary exception.
Even after the loss of his speech, he was still able to communicate through a speech-generating device, initially through use of a hand-held switch, and eventually by using a single cheek muscle.
In a statement his children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years, we will miss him forever."
Tributes across the World
May you keep flying like superman: NASA on Stephen Hawking, In a reference to Stephen Hawking's zero-gravity experience, NASA has paid a tribute to the late theoretical physicist by tweeting, "May you keep flying like superman in microgravity". Hawking flew aboard a zero-gravity flight in 2007 and said, "It was true freedom... I was superman for those few minutes" while describing his experience to space station astronauts in 2014.
Stephen Hawking's demise is anguishing: PM Modi, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday took to Twitter to condole the death of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and wrote, "His grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world. His demise is anguishing; Professor Hawking's pioneering work made our world a better place. May his soul rest in peace"
Stephen Hawking was portrayed in both TV and film -by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything, which charted his rise to fame and relationship with his first wife, Jane.
The actor paid tribute to him, saying: "We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet.". Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Prof Hawking in a BBC drama, said he was "a true inspiration for me and for millions around the world".
His most famous book - A Brief History of Time - has now shot to the top of the Amazon Best Sellers list. Stephen
Hawking's death on March 14 coincides with Albert Einstein's 139 birth anniversary, while his birth on January 8, 1942, had coincided with Galileo Galilei's 300 death anniversary. Hawking and Einstein both lived until the age of 76 years. Interestingly, Hawking was nicknamed 'Einstein' in school, despite having below average marks.