Author: Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking was a renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. He was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England, and passed away on March 14, 2018. Despite being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 21, Hawking made significant contributions to our understanding of the universe. Hawking's work primarily focused on combining general relativity and quantum mechanics to explain the behavior of black holes. His most famous discovery, known as Hawking radiation, proposed that black holes are not completely black but emit small amounts of radiation, eventually evaporating over time. Throughout his career, Hawking published numerous scientific papers and wrote several popular science books, making complex topics accessible to a wide audience. Beyond his scientific achievements, Hawking also became a symbol of resilience and determination. Despite his physical limitations, he continued to contribute to the field of theoretical physics and advocate for scientific exploration and understanding. His life story inspired many people around the world.