Professor Stephen Hawking dies at 76: ‘A star just went out’ – world honours renowned British physicist
January 8, 1942- March 14, 2018
Professor Stephen Hawking dies at his home in Cambridge UK
He was World renowned physicist who wrote a brief history of time and in his life was dominated by incurable mother neurone disease.
Professer Hawking beat the odds after being given only just 14th months to live
If you don’t know, Eddie Redmayne hails he portrayed Stephen in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, and won an Oscar for his work in the movie.
He also was astonishing scientist and funniest man
He also was in many TV shows to name 2 of them The Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons
He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge (the same chair held by Isaac Newton) from 1979 to 2009. In 2007 he founded the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, of which he was Director of Research.
He has made seminal contributions to several areas of astrophysics. In particular, his studies have provided some of the pillars of our understanding of black holes, including the concept that black holes must have a temperature and must generate radiation (known as Hawking radiation). More broadly, his studies have resulted in major fundamental advances in areas of cosmology and general relativity.
Prof Hawking arrived at the University of Cambridge in 1962 as a PhD student, and rose through the ranks to become the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a position once held by Sir Isaac Newton, in 1979.
His most famous scientific insight concerned the arcane physics of black holes. He discovered the phenomenon which has become known as Hawking radiation, where black holes leak energy and fade to nothing.