Stephen Hawking, Renowned British physicist and cosmologist died today MARCH 14 2018, at the age of 76.
The theoretical physicist Stephen had thirteen honorary degrees says his biography on his website. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009), the CBE (1982), Companion of Honour (1989). He was also the receiver of many awards, medals and prizes, most notably the Fundamental Physics prize (2013), Copley Medal (2006) and the Wolf Foundation prize (1988). He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Hawking had an early-onset slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is rare, also known as motor neurone disease or Lou Gehrig’s disease, that gradually paralysed him over the decades. When Hawking was 21 years old in 1963, The diagnosis of his disease came.
The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime with G F R Ellis, General Relativity: An Einstein Centenary Survey, with W Israel, and 300 Years of Gravitation, with W Israel, are included in Hawking’s many publications. Among the popular books Hawking wrote is his best seller A Brief History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design and My Brief History.
The cosmologist was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England. He attended University College at Oxford, where he wanted to study mathematics but it wasn’t available at University College that is the reason he had to study physics, in spite of his father’s urging to focus on medicine.