Stephen Hawking Dies At The Age Of 76

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English theoretical physicists Stephen William Hawking died at age 76 at his home in Cambridge, United Kingdom. His death occurred on March 14, 2018. The renowned physicists with ALS ( Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) , was a devoted man when it came to science, physics, and the cosmos, according to starchild

At an early age of 21, Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) at age 21, and was not expected to see his 25th birthday. Hawking defied that prediction by 51 years. Professor of theoretical physics Michio Kaku confirmed his death at the City University of New York. Professor Kaku said in an interview, “Not since Albert Einstein has a scientist so captured the public imagination and endeared himself to tens of millions of people around the world,” according to FOX News

Hawking died peacefully in his home in Cambridge in the early hours on Wednesday morning. Stephen’s children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in an emailed statement, “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 humor 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,” according to nytimes.com

Hawking’s discoveries have created ideas that have in a way changed mankind. Hawkings discoveries include his discovery that black holes emit radiation (known now as Hawking Radiation) while losing its mass. Hawking predicted the existence of “miniature” black holes at the time of the Big Bang having taking up mass and further exploding expanding the universe with vast amounts of energy and matter. Hawking also predicted the theory of whether the particles and light that enter a black hole were ultimately destroyed if the black hole evaporated. Hawking initially thought that this “information” was lost from the Universe. These ideas became known as the information paradox. In 2004, Hawking conceded that the information must be conserved, according to BBC news

Hawking being one of the very influential people in our time gives us this memorable quote, “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up,” according to goodreads.com