The famous British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking died today, at the age of 76.
“We feel great sorrow for the death of our beloved father,” who “was a rare person” and “a great scientist whose work will live for many years,” his children, Lucy, Robert and Tim , a statement by the spokesman for the Hawking family, which the British Press Agency news agency reported earlier.
“Once she said,” it would not be that great universe unless it was the home of the people you love. ” We will be missing forever, “according to his children’s announcement.
Stephen Hawking was one of the world’s greatest theoretical physicists, cosmologist and writer.
He suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease or Lu Gear disease, and was stuck in his wheelchair.
Stephen Hawking was Director of Research at the Center of Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge University. His most important scientific work is his collaboration with Roger Penrose on questions of gravitational uniqueness in the context of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation.
Hawking was the first to exhibit a cosmology explained by a union of general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.
He was an honorary associate of the Royal Society of Arts, a full-time member of the Episcopal Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of the Presidential Freedom Medal, the highest political prize in the United States. Hawking was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009.
Hawking has written works of popular science in which he discusses his theories and his cosmology in general.