Remembering Stephen Hawking: 1942-2018

Theoretical physicist and best-selling author Stephen Hawking passed away on Wednesday morning in Cambridge, England at the age of 76. His groundbreaking work in the fields of gravity and black holes made him a leading scientist of his generation. He also had remarkable success as a writer. His 1988 book A Brief History of Time sold millions of copies and in 2001 Hawking’s The Universe in a Nutshell continued his tradition of excellent science writing.

As a graduate student in 1963 Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and he was given only a few years to live. However, he didn’t let the diagnosis stop him from becoming a groundbreaking scientist and one of the most influential minds of his generation. Some of his other books and documentaries include the following.

The Grand Design

My Brief History

Stephen Hawking’s Universe

The Theory of Everything: the Origin and Fate of the Universe

 

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