Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, peacefully at his home in Cambridge.
The world-renowned Physicist once said, “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love”.
Hawking’s family has requested “time and privacy to mourn his passing”.
In 1963 Hawking was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND). MND is a progressive disease that degenerates the motor neurons and wasting of the muscles.
He became a researcher at the University of Cambridge and Professorial Fellow at the Gonville and Caius College. This lead him to become one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein.
In his 76 years of living, he accomplished several things. He wrote two books called “A Brief Moment in History” and “The universe in a Nutshell”. These explained the theory of time travel and other theory based physics.
“I never expected to reach 75 so I feel very fortunate to be able to reflect on my legacy,” Hawking said in an interview with the BBC last year.
One main discovery he made was that black holes were not entirely dark which is critical to “understanding how paradoxes between quantum mechanics and general relativity can be solved” Hawking stated.
In a 2010 ABC interview – they asked Stephen Hawking the best fatherly advice he could give. “One, remember to look at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up on your work. work gives you meaning and purpose, and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember to it is rare and don’t throw it away.”
Today the science community has lost a legend but his legacy still lives on.