How The Big Bang Theory Paid Tribute To Stephen Hawking
- Author: Joey Payne Mar 17, 2018,
Mar 17, 2018, 1:09
Steven Hawking's family and his old Cambridge University college are planning a series of events and memorials to pay tribute to his life. He was also wonderfully amusing with a fantastic media savviness that propelled him into A-list celebrity stardom as few other scientists before.
Hawking was best known for his startling brilliance and keen scientific eye, with his work in quantum theory and black hole mechanics coming to redefine the course of modern physics. For me, it is always hard to imagine that these great minds could simply cease to be.
A spokeswoman for Sweden's royal household says Swedish royals were "very sad" when receiving news of Hawking's death, adding he was "a fantastic, great and eminent researcher".
But he was much more than a skilled cosmologist. In his brief history of time on Earth, Hawking arguably became one of the most pivotal figures in science-known most widely for his calculations showing that the surface of black holes gradually emit radiation that would make them eventually disappear. This is the true strength of his legacy. "These things happen. We all make mistakes".
His ability to remain engaged with the scientific community despite his physical condition was a testament to his rare talent.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also paid tribute to the physicist - who was a Labour supporter - and said he "inspired the world with his determination to explain the mysteries of the cosmos" and "showed breathtaking courage to overcome life's adversities". Could there be alien life on other planets?
Stephen Hawking has battled ALS for decades.
"I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years". In the past, Hawking spoke out against President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement - a decision which Trump claimed would be counterintuitive to his (problematic) America First policy.
Fans might remember that Hawking made multiple guest appearances on the hit comedy show, where he showcased his comedic chops. His research tackled the biggest of big questions - the nature of time, space and the universe we live in.
"One, keep in mind to look up at the stars and not down at your feet".
Prof. Hawking redefined how the world saw the universe, popularizing the concept of black holes and changing how people saw time. I hope I can steer my kids towards role models that can help them to become truly better people and not just teach them curse words, vagina jokes, and encourage an entire generation that ignoring rules and taking shortcuts "for the better good" is acceptable. Read the original article.