Stephen Hawkin: Light Up the Universe

1942-2018
NASA photo Light Up the Universe

British physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawkin, (1942-2018) was an awe-inspiring researcher and author who illumined the universe.    As Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, he expanded the theory of relativity and devised his prediction that black holes emit radiation. Hawkin defined a theory of quantum mechanics, a genius mathematical description of the motion and interaction of tiny subatomic particles, incorporating the quantization of energy, wave-particle duality, and the correspondence principle into an analysis of how the universe works.

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.    ~Stephen W. Hawking

His book, bestseller A Brief History of Time, is credited with exciting the mind of budding scientists and with leading numerous experimenters to enter the fields of physics, space exploration, cosmic research and mathematics, including Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Hawking was stricken, at a young age, with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), a motor neuron disease that gradually paralyzed him and confined him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. But, even after he lost his speech, he learned how to communicate through a devise using a hand-held switch and even later he talked by using a single cheek muscle.

Light up the universe, Hawkin.

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