Award Winning Scientist Professor Stephen Hawking dies at age 76


Award Winning Scientist Professor Stephen Hawking passes away peacefully at the age of 76, in his home at Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday. He was considered to be one of the greatest scientists in the history of theoretical physics.

He was mainly known for his theory on Black holes, the boundless universe and had also written a book ‘A Brief History of Time’. A very well renowned British theoretical physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking had proved everyone wrong and would never have the attitude of giving up. He had been paralysed at the age of 21 due to a motor neurone disease and the doctors said that he would not be able to live for more than 2 years

Stephen Hawking at an event in Cambridge

Stephen Hawking death was a shock to his family especially for his children Lucy and Robert. They had told in a statement earlier that they were deeply saddened by the fact that their father is no more, and he was a great scientist who had build up a legacy which would live on for many years to come.

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Professor Stephen Hawking was born in Oxfordshire in the year 1942 and studied at the University of Cambridge and Oxford. But after he had got diagnosed at the age of 22 with a rare form of motor neurone disease, as the doctors had confirmed he just had few years to live. Facing all the odds, he had celebrated his 70th birthday almost half a century later and was termed as one of the most well renowned famous scientists of a modern age

In spite of being bound to a wheelchair and completely paralysed, he was unable to speak except through his voice synthesiser, having a keen interest in science, he had written many scientific papers that had earned him equal comparisons to Albert Einstein and Sir Issac Newton.

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Stephen Hawking receives the medal of freedom

Through his career, he had won plenty of awards during which he was mainly recognised for is the best work on black holes and in 1988 had written a book A Brief History of Time

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Stephen Hawking with Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne

Renowned Scientist Stephen Hawkins died at age 76 after accomplishing a lot in his life. Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge had said earlier today that Professor Hawking was a unique individual who would be remembered for his work not only in Cambridge but all over the world.

His contributions to scientific knowledge and the popularity of science and maths have left an unforgettable legacy. He was an inspiration to countless millions. Stephen Hawking death news brought about the end of his milestone work and findings. His crowning achievement was in the year 1970 where he had predicted about the black holes which could emit energy, despite the view that nothing, not even light could escape gravity. He had also shown Einstein’s theory of relativity implying that space and time would have a start in the Big Bang and end in back holes.

Stephen and second wife Elaine Mason

These results had indicated it was necessary to unify relativity with quantum mechanics. The University of Cambridge where Professor Stephen Hawking studied and worked, will open a book of condolence at Gonville.

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His rise to fame and relationship with his first wife, Jane was shown in the 2014 film, The Theory of Everything where the actor Eddie Redmayne had won an Oscar-winning performance. He has three children with his first wife of 26 years, who he had left in the 1990s to marry Elaine Mason.Everyone one remembers his work and his dedication towards it. He is considered to be a role model to many millions of people.