Today Stephen Hawking celebrating his 75th birthday! Hawking is one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history. His work on the structure of the universe, from the Big Bang to black Holes is just incredible. Hawking’s work has revolutionised the field of Cosmology and Astronomy.
Challenging Life of Stephen Hawking:
Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942—300 years to the day after the death of one the greatest astronomer Galileo Galilei. He attended the University of Oxford, where he studied physics. After completing his study at the University of Oxford he went to Cambridge University to learn more about the universe.
In early 1963 at the age of 21 Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Hawking wasn’t expected to live more than two years. While completing his doctorate Hawking was find new roads to understand the universe.
after completing his PhD Hawking kept working at Cambridge University as a researcher, Hawking made one the greatest discoveries in history. here the list of his discoveries.
List Of Stephen Hawking’s Big Discoveries:
1970 Singularities in gravitational collapse
1971-72 Black hole mechanics
1974-75 How black holes can vanish
1974 Hawking radiation
1982 How galaxies might arise
1983 Wave function of the universe
Stephen Hawking’s Books:
Hawking is also a great writer his first Book “A Brief History of Time” was first published in 1988 and became an international best seller. In this book, Hawking aimed to communicate questions about the birth and death of the universe.
Hawking has written other nonfiction books aimed at nonscientists. These include “A Briefer History of Time,” “The Universe in a Nutshell,” “The Grand Design” and “On the Shoulders of Giants.”
- “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
- “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”
- “We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.
- “Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.”
- “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
We wish you a very very happy birthday Sir Stephen Hawking. ♥