Rest in Peace Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works included gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.   He was a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

Hawking had a rare early-onset slow-progressing form of motor neuron disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s disease), that gradually paralyzed him over the decades. Even after the loss of his speech, he was still able to communicate through a speech-generating device, initially through use of a hand-held switch and eventually by using a single cheek muscle.

Stephen passed away peacefully on March 14, 2018 of undisclosed causes.


His Most Known Quotes:

> Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
> The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
> I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
> We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
> My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
> Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.
> I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
> People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
> We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.
> Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.

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