Physics Pioneer Stephen Hawking Is No More, Dies Peacefully At 76
Physics Pioneer Stephen Hawking Is No More, Dies Peacefully At 76
GETTYThe death of super scientist Stephen Hawking was confirmed today by his family
14 March, 2018, 10:38
"He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years", the family said in a statement.
His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. "People who annoyed him, it was said, found themselves a target".
He died peacefully at his home in the British university city of Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning. 10News will continue to update as details become available.
Over the years, Hawking became one of the most recognized names in contemporary science.
Hawking's celebrity status was acknowledged even by The Simpsons - he was depicted drinking at a bar with Homer, suggesting he might steal Homer's idea that the universe is shaped like a doughnut.
Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England. Hawking first realized that something was wrong when he went ice skating with his mother one day, he recalled in a speech on his 75th birthday celebration previous year.
The combination of his best-selling book and his nearly total disability - for a while he could use a few fingers, later he could only tighten the muscles on his face - made him one of science's most recognizable faces.
In 1974, Hawking proposed what is known as his most significant theory that black holes can emit sub-atomic particles.
There are few scientists who reach as far into popular culture as Stephen Hawking did.
Richard Green, of the Motor Neurone Disease Association - the British name for ALS - said Hawking met the classic definition of the disease, as "the flawless mind trapped in an imperfect body".
"I think the human race has no future if it doesn't go into space", he said.
Hawking was best known for his study into black holes and relativity, as well as being the author of several best-selling books, including A Brief History of Time. Black holes were not truly black.
Despite given two years to live with a diagnosis of moto neurone disease in 1964, the celebrated professor went on to become a researcher at the University of Cambridge and Professorial Fellow at the Gonville and Caius College. "I fell over and had great difficulty getting up", he told the audience. "I seemed to be getting worse very rapidly".
British physicist Stephen Hawking, shown here delivering a speech at George Washington University in 2008, has passed away at the age of 76.
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His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world", they said.
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