British physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

British physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Mar 2018

New York, Mar 14 (IBNS):  British physicist Stephen Hawking, who was known for his work with black holes and relativity, has died, his family confirmed.

He was 76.

His family said in a statement that was reported by BBC which read: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today."

Hawking was known for writing several popular science books.

He wrote the science book titled 'A Brief History of Time'.

In the statement his children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said: "He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years."

Hawking had a rare early-onset, 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.

Interestingly, he was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease at the age of 22.

He was given just few years to live but Hawking went ahead to emerge as one of the most popular scientists of recent times.

His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation.

 

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British physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

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