World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
Stephen Hawking was born 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England and at the age of 22 was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given two years to live.
The disease left him to live in a wheelchair and only able to communicate through a voice synthesizer.
But, Stephen never gave up, and living with the disease for another 54 years is proof in his courage and will to live!
Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Then Stephen went on to The University of Cambridge as a Professor of Mathematics and wrote a international best seller “A Brief History of Time”.
Professor Stephen Hawking has worked on the basic laws which govern the universe. With Roger Penrose he showed that Einstein’s general theory of relativity implied space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes. Another conjecture is that the universe has no edge or boundary in imaginary time. This would imply that the way the universe began was completely determined by the laws of science. Recently Stephen has been working with colleagues on a possible resolution to the black hole information paradox, where debate centres around the conservation of information.
Stephen Hawking has 13 honorary degrees, written many books, given many lectures, has been on several television shows, has had several movies made about him and his life and has had many documentaries shown on the Discovery Channel about him and his work.
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Stephen Hawking
January 8, 1942-March 14, 2018
Daniel Shaw, Founder & CEO of High Touch High Tech had this to say:
“ Over the years our program development team has drawn so much inspiration from Stephen Hawking. It has been so exhilarating to take concepts that Hawking explained, and create hands on science programs such as Cosmic Capersand Staggering Through The Stars to students in classrooms everywhere. Personally, as a huge Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos show fan, I learned so much about Stephen Hawking’s incredible mind and accomplishments that all of humanity benefits from. RIP Stephen Hawking.”