As he’s being called by many, “smartest man alive,”British physician, professor Stephen Hawking has left the world, as announced by his family members.
Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement through Press, “We have 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.”
Hawking family also praised that, “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 Stephen Hawking was born in January 1942 in Oxford. He was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, also known as “ice bucket disease” in 1963 when he was declared to live for just two years.
Instead, Stephen Hawking went lived on. He was paralyzed so heavily by the disease that he had to live in a wheelchair and speak through a voice synthesizer.
He carried on researching theoretical physics and cosmology, reaching loads of breakthroughs on black holes.
The light-absorbing existence was found to emit a kind of radiation, named after Hawking’s name.
Stephen Hawking was also a great science educator with a sense of humour. His book A Brief History of Time sold more than 10 million copies. It explained many physics theories in an easy-to-understand manner, leading the general public to the world of physics.
His cautious vision of artificial intelligence became a recent news topic. His PhD thesis, which was made public in October 2017, crashed the University of Cambridge’s website as too many people rushed to download it.