Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist dies
Stephen Hawking, the most renowned physicist after Albert Einstein has died at the age of 76. According to his family, he died peacefully in his home which is in Cambridge, England in the early hours of this morning.
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In a statement Stephen Hawking’s children Lucy, Robert and Tim said: “We have 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.”
Hawking has suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which gradually paralyzed him over the decades. He used to communicate using a single cheek muscle attached to a speech-generating device, but he never gave up. Even after getting paralyzed he lived his life on his own terms and made a remarkable dent in the universe with his theories.
His book A Brief History of Time appeared on the British Sunday Times best-seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.
Stephen Hawking was the first person to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is best known for his black hole radiation theory