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– The World's Most Beloved Scientist

Stephen Hawking was the world-famous theoretical physicist, scientist, professor, author, and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. He performed ground-breaking work in physics and cosmology and is known for his work with black holes and relativity. His theory of exploding black holes drew upon quantum mechanics and relativity theory. Born on January 8, 1942, in Oxfordshire, England, into a family of thinkers Hawking was the eldest of Frank and Isobel Hawking's four children.

In the early 1960s at the age of 21 Hawking contracted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an incurable degenerative neuromuscular disease, while studying cosmology at the University of Cambridge. Despite the disease's progressively disabling effects, he was strong and determinant in his career. He studies physics at University College, Oxford, and Trinity Hall and did Ph.D. in Cambridge in 1966 after which he was elected a research fellow at Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge. Later in 1968, he became a member of the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge and the next few years were quite an eventful time for Hawking and his research.

Hawking primarily worked in the field of general relativity and particularly on the physics of black holes. He was awarded many exceptional honors for his contribution like he got elected as youngest fellows in 1974 by the Royal Society and in 1977 he became professor of gravitational physics at Cambridge. He was appointed to Cambridge's Lucasian professorship of mathematics in 1979, a post once held by Isaac Newton. In 1982 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 1989 he was made a Companion of Honour. Hawking was also the recipient of the Copley Medal from the Royal Society in 2006 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

This late physicist overcame huge obstacles to became the world's most beloved scientist. Reckoned as a bestselling author and award-winning physicist, Stephen Hawking was prolific as a writer as well as a public figure. The great scientist has made numerous ironical remarks about the nature of life, science, and the universe around us. He has written several such quotes that will move and inspire people all over the world. He may have died at the age of 76, but his powerful words will live on forever. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world. Hawking inspirational and thought-provoking messages and quotes are sure to encourage and motivate millennials and encourage them to move ahead in life.


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