Stephen Hawking dies aged 76 and spent most of life in a wheelchair. He was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This was the main cause of the Stephen Hawking death. Stephen Hawking was a legendary & genius scientist, popular science books author, brilliant humour and an extraordinary man.
A Brief history about the Stephen Hawking’s Life
1942: Born January 8, in Oxford, England, on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. He attends St Albans School in 1953.
1963: Diagnosed with motor neurone disease soon after arriving at Cambridge University to do Ph.D. in cosmology and diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease same year. Doctors declared he had just three years to live!
1965: Married his wife Jone and had two children after 4 years.
1974: Calculates that black holes emit radiation, and eventually evaporate and disappear.
1779: Appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. Holds post for 30 years.
1985: Undergoes emergency tracheotomy after contracting pneumonia. Loses the ability to speak and uses an electronic voice synthesizer to communicate.
1988: Publishes A Brief History of Time, which sells over 10 million copies.
1993: In this time he appears in Star Trek and Simpsons playing himself, marries his nurse Elaine Mason after separating from Jane Wilde and co-published a children’s book with his daughter.
2007: Makes sub-orbital spaceflight, becoming the first quadriplegic to float in zero-gravity with NASA.
2018: Stephen Hawking died peacefully on 14 March 2018 morning at his home in Cambridge when he was 76 years old.
He was against humans contacting aliens, for fear of encountering hostile ones. He suggested particles, now called ‘Hawking radiation’, can escape black holes.
Include 12 honorary degrees, Albert Einstein Medal, CBE, Companion of Honour, Presidential Medal of Freedom. Fellow of Royal Society and Member of U.S National Academy of Sciences.
We salute and give standing aviation to this British theoretical physicist and legendary scientist. God Bless him!