Quick Facts About Late Physicist Stephen Hawking

Posted on March 14 2018 , at 11:56 am
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English theoretical physicist, author, and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He reportedly passed away at his home in Cambridge.

Hawkings, who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or motor neurone disease in 1963, was told by doctors that he would only live for just two more years. He was 21 when he was diagnosed with the disease. He went on to live several decades more and would become a legendary figure whose scientific work touched on general relativity and black holes, among a host of other things. Hawkings eventually became the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at the U.K.’s University of Cambridge. It was a position once held by Isaac Newton.

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