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6 Interesting Facts About Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

The great person Stephen William Hawking was born 8 January 1942 and passed away 14 March 2018. His contribution to the field of science has never been forgotten. Professor Stephen Hawking has done a great job on the basic laws which govern the universe.

6 Interesting Facts About Stephen Hawking

1. Interesting facts about birth: Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, exactly 300 years after the death of astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei.

2. Interesting facts about death: Hawking passed on March 14, 2018, the same day fellow theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was born.

3. Interesting facts about IQ: In an interview with The New York Times about IQ question he replied “I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.”

4. Professor Hawking Thought about the brain: In an interview published in The Guardian, Hawking said “the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail”

5. Professor Hawking, diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 21 and the doctors said that he would die in 2 years but Stephen Hawking survived with ALS for 55 years.

6. Professor Hawking talks to the world by using an SGD (speech-generating device). This is a device that either supplements or replaces speech/writing.

Famous Quotes of Hawking

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

Movie On Stephen Hawking

Hawking, Beyond the Horizon, A Brief History of Time, Fate of the Universe

Famous Articles of Stephen Hawking

The Singularities of Gravitational Collapse and Cosmology (1970)
Gravitational Radiation from Colliding Black Holes (1971)
Black holes in general relativity (1972)
Black hole explosions? (1974)
The development of irregularities in a single bubble inflationary universe (1982)
Wave function of the Universe (1983)
Information loss in black holes (2005)

Popular books

A Brief History of Time
Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
The Universe in a Nutshell
On the Shoulders of Giants
The Dreams That Stuff Is Made of

Stephen Hawking Awards

CBE (1982)
Companion of Honour (1989)
The Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009)
Fundamental Physics prize (2013),
Copley Medal (2006)
The Wolf Foundation prize (1988).

There are many more awards Professor Hawking received for their great contribution to world.