7th Day: Who was Stephen Hawking?

This great man was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford, United Kingdom and he was the eldest of four siblings. Stephen was interested in science since childhood as his father was a research biologist and his mother was a medical research secretary.

Stephen was very passionate about physics and mathematics. Stephen studied physics at Oxford University College. Hawking went to Cambridge to study the whole universe.

If you really want to be inspired by Stephen Hawking’s life, then you must know amazing facts about his life.

1. He had an amazing mind, incredible determination, and he had ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) disease. This disease affects the brain cells that communicate with the muscles of the body. According to the predictions of the doctors, Stephen would not be able to live even 2 years, but for 55 years he had defeated that disease.

2. While at his school, Stephen and his friends built a computer out of old clock parts, telephone switchboards, and other recycled items. His friend gave Stephen the nickname Einstein.

3. During his doctoral studies, he married Jane Wellin, with whom he had three children named Lucy Hawking, Timothy Hawking, and Robert Hawking; Jane and Stephen Hawking separated in 1990, and five years later in 1995 he married Elaine Mason.

4. The machine Hawking used to communicate is called SGD (Speech Generating Device). It is a special device that complements or replaces speech/writing for people who have problems communicating in a traditional way.

5. Stephen has won the Albert Einstein Medal, the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Paul Dirac Medal, and the Wolf Prize in Physics. Stephen told the world about black holes, stars, and the universe through books. He wrote books that explained his principles in simple terms, The Road To Reality: A Complete Guide To The Laws Of The Universe, including a children’s book. His most famous book, A Brief History of Time.

The King of Physics Stephen Hawking, who died on March 14, 2018, did not believe in God and called heaven a fairy tale.

It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining. -Stephen Hawking

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