A brief history of Hawking (1942)

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Written by: 360.org

Monday, 8 January 2018

1942 -

Refer to him as 'that peculiar man in the wheelchair with the strange electronic voice' and people might know who you're talking about, but it isn't a worthy description by far. Stephen Hawking, who has been fighting ALS since he was 21, is a bright man with a wondrous mind. What he lacks in ability to move or talk, he makes up with his intelligence, contributing to the world's most fundamental physics and theorems. Stephen was born on the 8th of January in 1942 and remains an inspiring individual in our world till present day.

Stephen is a phenomenon in many science departments and is in particular known for his book ‘A brief history of time’, in which he explains and describes the universe. He received a great deal of awards and honours for his work.

Sharing knowledge
Although his thoughts and theories got ridiculed every now and then, he showed perseverance, pushed through and made people see why he was, or could be, right. Stephen has a strong will, which shows in his will to live and continue his work in spite of his deteriorating health. Stephen Hawking still inspires many people and is an exceptional human being.

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Not only does Hawking contribute on high scale to our knowledge of space and time, he also wants to share it with everyone. Together with his daughter Lucy, he wrote a series of children's fiction books to spike the interest for science.



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