Professor Stephan Hawking the renowned British Physicist and Author of a Brief History of Time passed away at the age of 76. It was a peaceful death at his residence in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday.
This legend dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of Universe. Along with Physics, Professor Stephan Hawking is also known for his fight against ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) since the age of 21. He stunned the doctors by living with the fatal illness more than 50 years.
He was also attacked by severe pneumonia in 1985 that left him breathing through a tube, forcing him to communicate through an electronic voice that sounded like a Robot.
When asked about ALS Professor Stephan replied
“I try to lead as normal a life as possible, and not think about my condition, or regret the things it prevents me from doing, which are not that many.”
In many occasions, Professor Stephan has conveyed to humankind that disability is no bar to achieve anything in life.
Some of his Work
Hawking is also well known for his work in singularities or black holes. He worked with mathematical physicist Roger to prove the existence of singularities and theorized a potential origin of the Universe.
He worked to discover the four laws of black hole mechanics with James Bardeen and Brandon Carter.
In 1974 Hawking showed that the black hole emits radiation. That came to be known as Hawking radiation.
Hawking was also known as the cultural icon and has appeared in books, TV shows, and films.
His battle against ALS was shown in the film the theory of everything in which he was portrayed by Eddie Redmayne.
Some of his quotes
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up”.
“People who boast about IQ are losers”
“Life would be tragic if it were not funny”
The world will miss you, Professor Stephan Hawking! Your work will stay forever and ever