One of the most brilliant figures in the field of modern science, Stephen Hawking, has just passed away at the age of 76. The thought of the physicist, cosmologist and disseminator has shaped the current cosmology and has inspired millions of people.
His family announced the loss in a statement on Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in Cambridge, according to various media in the British press.
Lucy, Robert and Tim said in the statement: “We are deeply sad that our beloved father has passed away today; He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will last for years. ” “His courage and persistence along with his intelligence and humor inspired many people around the world.” They also remembered when the scientist said: “It would not be a great universe if it were not the home of the people you love.”
It was Hawking’s intuition and sense of humor that distinguished him from fellow scientists and loved ones, as well as his diseased body and synthetic voice, elements that symbolized the limitless possibilities of the human mind.
Hawking was diagnosed with a motor neuron disease (related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS) in 1963, when he was only 21 years old. The doctors gave him only two more years of life then. But Hawking had a disease that progressed more slowly than usual. He survived for more than half a century and enough for his illness to define him and turn him into a symbol.