It’s time to sneak into some of the interesting facts about Stephen Hawking, the unordinary person.
The greatest physicist of all time, Stephen Hawking died today at the age 76. Stephen Hawking death not only left behind his work and effort in the field of physics but his words, that were the production of positivity and hopefulness, will be appreciated forever.
People will remember him as the brilliant intellectual who despite suffering from a wasting disease, achieved what perfectly healthy people couldn’t. But his life was much more than this.
“The victim should have the right to end his life if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope” – Stephen Hawking.
Interesting Facts about Stephen Hawking:
The disease limited Hawking’s movements and speech. He suffered from this disease almost his entire life, but this didn’t stop him from living an extraordinary and productive life.
Physicist’s talent wasn’t restricted to just Physics:
Like I said, his words will be remembered forever, and that is because they urge the readers to be hopeful, optimistic and thankful no matter how miserable phase they are going through.
Apart from being an exceptional physicist, Hawking was a gifted writer. His magnificent work in “The Brief History of Time” is a blessing for educated generations. This is just one of the interesting facts about Stephen Hawking.
He was a born scientist, literally:
Stephen was indeed an unordinary person with unordinary skills. But the phrase ‘born scientist’ isn’t only just a phrase, its reality.
Interesting fact about Hawking is that he was born on January 8, 1942 which happens to be the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. And now his death day happens to be the born day of Albert Einstein.
Stephen was science lover, but had no interest in biology:
Stephen is regarded for his contributions in the field of science and definitely not science fiction, but despite his interest in science Stephen never cared about biology.
Frank, Stephen’s father, wanted him to study medicine but young Stephen had an immense liking for mathematics. He found biology “too inexact, too descriptive”. This is just one from the amazing list of the interesting facts about Stephen Hawking.
At the age of 21, Stephen was told he had ‘only a few years to live’:
“I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first… I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
When Stephen turned 21, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which is a neurological disease that causes patients to lose control of their voluntary muscles. And was told that he had few years to live.
Like every normal person, Stephen was shocked and saddened. But seeing a boy dying of leukemia, Hawking realized there were other people who had more to encounter in life than him.