Steven Hawking: A man who changed our understanding of universe

Professor Stephen Hawking at Cambridge in 2013

Stephen Hawking at the Centre of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge

In a 2011 interview with the Guardian on the subject of God and the afterlife, Hawking said: "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail".

Prof Hawking was a vocal champion of the NHS and until his final months sparred with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

While bound to a wheelchair, he engaged in an intellectual duel with Israeli scientist Jacob Bekenstein, which led to Hawking's most groundbreaking research showing that black holes emit radiation. "But it would be an empty universe indeed without the people that I love". Eddie Redmayne played the physicist and won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance. Although I'm severely disabled, I have been successful in my scientific work.

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned British physicist and Cambridge Professor, has passed away at the age of 76.

His discoveries have shaped thinking in fundamental physics for the last few decades and will do so for a few decades more.

Hawking is known for proving that black holes emit radiation (now known as Hawking radiation) and for so many other various predictions and arguments, I honestly don't know how to summarize them succinctly.

It seems the feeling was mutual.

Chris will be in the ALS Association's annual walk on Saturday at the Palm Beach Outlets.

Principal Skinner says: "Stephen Hawking, the world's smartest man".

For a full understanding of Stephen Hawking's career, life and contribution to world of science, check his Wikipedia page.

'He became one of the most famous scientists in the world'.

Here's the relatively simple explanation of some of what made Prof Hawking so revered.

Hawking had also made a cameo on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in 1993, prompting actress Maria Sirtis to write, "His appearance on #TNG was an honour for everyone associated with the show".

In the event of this the town should be ruled by the smartest people, so MENSA take office. He changed the way we perceive our Universe, our time and ourselves, and did it with his unique talent of communication and gentle, Hawking-style sense of humour.

"Even with his tremendous adversity, he would crack jokes at conferences and break up the entire conference".

Hawking is survived by his three children, Robert, Lucy, and Timothy. "Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet".

In 2014 he was portrayed in the film, "The Theory of Everything", which explored his early life as a student and the onset of his debilitating motor neurone disease.

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