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RIP Stephen Hawking: How the world reacted to the passing of this visionary scientist

The world-renowned British physicist, Steven Hawking has died aged 76. The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time breathed his last at his home in Cambridge.

The whole world is mourning the death of the great scientist known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology, general relativity and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes. Regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein, Hawking was a former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

A wide range of people from celebrities to scientists across the globe took to social media to offer their condolences and pay their respect:

 

Before we begin here is a brief history of the great man.

NASA were one of the first to pay tribute.

The people who will miss him the most are his colleagues and students as he was someone who always strove to make them better.

Narendra Modi knows how great the man was.

Even the CEO of Microsoft was genuinely gutted to know about the passing of Hawking.

He wasn’t just an ordinary physicist; he was an inspiration to many. He gave everyone a ray of hope that things can be done even if you don’t succeed the first time.

The cast of the famous show The Big Bang Theory paid its respect.


The writer of the famous show the Simpsons pays his tributes too.


Here a clip from the show:

 

The great man once said, “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”

As someone who always wanted the best for human civilisation, it is sure that Hawking will be watching over us from where ever he is.


Published on March 14th, Wednesday, 2018 12:20 PM


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