Breaking News!!: Cambridge, England: Renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has died.
Renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has died on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at home in Cambridge, England.
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Stephen Hawking’s children Lucy, Robert and Tim have issued a statement saying, “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. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world. He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him forever.”
Stephen Hawking was 76 years old and his cause of death was not immediately disclosed.
At the age 21 years old, Stephen Hawking was stricken by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (A.L.S.) that over time led to his paralysis, allowing him to communicate only with a device attached to his cheek muscle.
Stephen Hawking is survived more than 50 years and defied his health condition to publish groundbreaking works on theoretical physics that gave the world new insights into the creation of the universe.
Stephen Hawking was as famous for his insights on black holes, the existence of God and quantum gravity as he was for his unique way of speaking while living his life in a wheelchair.
Operating his trademark computer system with his cheek, Stephen Hawking gave the world insights into the unknown and gems of quotations, including, “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”
Stephen Hawking came to prominence in the early 1970s for work done in collaboration with mathematician Roger Penrose. They devised a revolutionary theory of gravity positing that if the universe obeys Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity and fits the standard model of physical cosmology; the study of the structures and dynamics of the universe, then it must have begun as an infinitesimally small point in the center of a black hole.
In 1974, Stephen Hawking theorized that black holes emit radiation, a startling but now widely accepted conclusion that is central to modern theoretical physics.
Stephen Hawking’s theory that information in a black hole is lost forever when a black hole evaporates, which he put forth in 1981, was more controversial, and it remains so today.
Stephen Hawking was the rare theoretical scientist who could relay the abstruse ideas of advanced physics in language accessible to the public.
Stephen Hawking’s landmark popular science book, “A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes,” published in 1988, laid out the dominant thinking about the origin and structure of the universe, space and time, with stops to explain black holes and the Big Bang.
The popular science book is estimated to have sold 10 million copies in more than 40 languages.
In 2014, Stephen Hawking’s life story was portrayed in a movie tilted “The Theory of Everything.”
Stephen Hawking, a commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest United States civilian honor, in 2009.
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