Stephen Hawking was one of the great minds in modern Physics with numerous awards during his career and was regarded as next to Einstein, Newton and other renowned scientists. His family announced his passing on March 14 (Tuesday) at the age of 76. The great physicist was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at a young age in 1963, Doctors back then gave him two years live but eventually continued for more than half a century.
His great work and involvement in Physics was popularized by his book “A Brief History of Time”. Published in 1988, his writing serves as an overview between astronomy and Physics. Hawking continued to work despite his illness that confined him on a wheelchair on unify Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum physics. He also theorized how black holes were formed and the presence of energy that they emit.
Statement from his children:
“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.
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.”