Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

I am sorry to announce one of the greatest minds of our time  Stephen Hawking dies aged 76. He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of this morning (local time), according to a statement from his family.

 

His family have kindly requested that they be given the time and privacy to mourn his passing. They would like to thank everyone who has  supported him  throughout his life. Professor Hawking, who was dubbed one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein, died on what would have been Einstein’s 139th birthday.

 

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

 

Lucy, Robert and Tim Stephen’s children said they are deeply saddened and will miss him greatly. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.  He once said, ‘it would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love’. We will miss him forever.”

 

 

Professor Hawking had many answers to the mystery’s of life. From Aliens to Donald Trump his opinions were taken seriously by Scientists and every day people from around the World. Said by many to be the greatest mind of our time.

 

Professor Hawking was a researcher at the University of Cambridge.  He was a Lucasian Professor at the university from 1979 to 2009, a position previously held by Isaac Newton. His work ranged from the origins of the universe. Prospect of time travel. Mysteries of space and many more studies of Science and the Universe.

 

 

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

 

 

Hawking shot to international fame after the 1988 publication of A Brief History of Time. One of the most complex books ever to achieve mass appeal. It stayed on the Sunday Times best-sellers list for no fewer than 237 weeks. He said he wrote the book to convey his own excitement over recent discoveries about the universe.

 

My original aim was to write a book that would sell on airport bookstalls,” he said.  In order to make sure it was understandable I tried the book out on my nurses. I think they understood most of it.” Hawking’s was a believer in Alien life. He believed there was intelligent life throughout the universe.

 

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

 

He caused some controversy among biologists when he said he saw computer viruses as a life form, and thus the human race’s first act of creation.  I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive,” he told a computer forum in Boston.

 

He also predicted the development of a “race of self-designing human beings, who will use genetic engineering to improve their make-up”.  Another major area of his research was into black holes, the regions of space-time where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.

When asked whether God had a place in his work, Professor Hawking once said.  In a way, if we understand the universe, we are in the position of God. Hawkins was a devout atheist and did not believe in afterlife, heaven or hell. His belief was the only life is the life we are now living as a conscious living being.

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

 

 

Since 1974 Professor Hawking worked extensively on marrying the two cornerstones of modern physics — Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, which concerns gravity and large-scale phenomena, and quantum theory, which covers subatomic particles.

As a result of that research, Professor Hawking proposed a model of the universe based on two concepts of time. Real time , or time as human beings experience it  and quantum theory’s  imaginary time.  Which the world may really run.  Imaginary time may sound like science fiction but it is a genuine scientific concept, he wrote in a lecture paper.

 

Real time could be perceived as a horizontal line, he said. On the left, one has the past, and on the right, the future. But there’s another kind of time in the vertical direction. This is called imaginary time, because it is not the kind of time we normally experience. In a sense, it is just as real as what we call real time.”

Professor Hawking will be greatly missed by family and friends. Most of all he missed by Scientists, Students of Science and by the other great minds that have traveled our world.

 

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

 

 

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Hawking had a rare early-onset slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Also known as motor neurone disease or Lou Gehrig’s disease.That has gradually paralysed him over the decades. This disease actually helped him in this theoretical studies by keeping him off the tour schedules and giving him more time to study theory.

 

Most patients with ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, for the famous baseball player who succumbed to the disease. Most who  are diagnosed after the age of 50  die within five years of their diagnosis. Hawking’s condition was first diagnosed when he was 21, and he was not expected to see his 25th birthday.

It’s difficult to overstate the lethality of ALS, the condition with which Hawking’s had. The disorder can befall anyone. It first brings muscle weakness, then wasting, then paralysis, ripping away the ability to speak and swallow and even breathe. The ALS Association says the average lifespan of someone diagnosed with the condition is between two and five years. More than 50 percent make it past year three. Twenty percent make it past year five. From there, the number plummets. Less than 5 percent make it past two decades.

 

 

 

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