The beloved physicist and author of the best-selling book, "A Brief History of Time", died at the age of 76 this Wednesday in his home in Cambridge.
Needless to say, celebrities from all over the world, such as the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and others were observed to be paying their heartfelt tributes to the man. One day in February of 1992 (see note at bottom), I was walking with Gerry Brown, a nuclear theorist who also visited Caltech each year in the Spring, together with Hans Bethe, Brown's collaborator on the theory of binary neutron stars, along the lovely paths in Arcadia's Arboretum.
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In a world where the norms of human behavior and our definitions for the best and brightest are steadily degrading, as evidenced by the quality of world leaders as well as role models of the youth, losing someone whose life was truly an inspiration can be devastating.
Meanwhile, Lord Rees - who holds the most prestigious post in astronomy in the United Kingdom - recalled meeting Prof Hawking at Cambridge University in 1964, describing him as "unsteady on his feet and speaking with great difficulty" following his diagnosis with the degenerative disease. Whatever the reason behind his long survival might have been, the world has definitely been left a lot more enlightened thanks to Hawking's monumental contributions to science. But we can understand the universe. But what made him special was his grounded attitude and sense of humour. At the time, the monarch reportedly joked with Hawking, asking him if he's "still got that American voice".
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Hawking appeared on several episodes of the animated sitcom, and his wry humor seemed to be a ideal match for the satirical show.
Comedian Dara O'Briain, who has a degree in mathematics and theoretical physics and is also the presenter of the BBC's Stargazing Live, called Prof Hawking "a hero of mine". His research has benefitted many scientists while exploring the other planets of the system and the Universe.
I remember the fuss when his book A Brief History of Time came out, and how it became such a big deal in the UK. And this scientist showed that black holes could disappear and some particles go to space anyway. He was first to show the world that black holes can disappear. The conference is bringing together some of the world's most accomplished theoretical physicists to discuss the question of whether singularities in black holes exist and whether Hawking Radiation has bearing on their existence.
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"Through so many years in the public eye he did a huge amount to raise awareness of motor neurone disease (MND), yet he never allowed himself to be defined by his illness", said Sally Light, the MND Association's CEO, in a statement.