Sadly during the morning of March 14th, 2018, the life of well-known, influential, and exceptional Stephen Hawking came to an end. The theoretical physicist, cosmologist, researcher, mathematician, author, and hero, passed peacefully at his home on Cambridge at the age of 76. This was not without first living a life full of extraordinary achievements and becoming an idol and icon to many.
Stephen Hawking created and shared theories about black holes; helping discover four laws of black-hole mechanics, offered tons of research in cosmology, and published an all-time best-selling book “A Brief History of Time” (1988) among 14 books written by him. He was a professor of mathematics, experienced the feeling of space travel, produced 6 films and series, and survived the deadly disease ALS for 36 years. He was awarded the Wolf Prize, the Prince of Asturias award, the Presidential Medal of freedom, and others totaling to 16 awards; and is compared to Albert Einstein in many respects. Hawking warned about threats of war; viruses; artificial intelligence; and aliens and was ranked one of the top 100 Britons in a BBC poll.
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Point being, Stephen Hawking was an exceptional human being who had a great impact in the world and its people and though he is no longer with us, he leaves behind a legacy. He will not be forgotten but will go down in history as one of the most important men that brought greatness to the world.
“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.” -Stephen Hawking
Written by: Brianna