Today, we have lost a shining gem, who was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology.
Yes, we are talking about the intelligent brain on wheels, Stephen William Hawking.
Let's have a brief glance at the journey of the man who is the first person to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.
Born on 8 January 1942, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Hawking had a rare early-onset, a slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that gradually paralysed him over the decades. He was still able to communicate using a single cheek muscle attached to a speech-generating device.
He was the first to make a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. This fundamental theory of physics describes nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles.
Professor Hawking is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He was a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.
In 2002, he was scored 25th rank in the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) poll of the '100 Greatest Britons.'
He was known for his various theories and formula's, which includes:
Gibbons–Hawking–York boundary term
He got married twice in his life, firstly by Jane Wilde (m.: 1965; div.: 1995) and then with Elaine Mason (m.: 1995; div.: 2006). He has three children including Lucy Hawking. Hawking died at his home in Cambridge on the morning of 14 March 2018, according to a family spokesman.