Stephen Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 in Oxford, England. He was interested in science and cosmology from his teenage years. Symptoms of disease were started since he was 21 and a cosmology student. Despite being paralyzed he has established some important development in physics and cosmology sciences and he has also written some books which are easily understood by ordinary people. His story of life has been narrated in a movie named “The Theory of Everything” in 2014.
He passed away in 14th March 2018 in his home in Cambridge. He was struggling with a rare disease named “ALS”. Unlike the other patients who were struggling with this same disease, he fought against this disease for so many years. He once said about death that:” I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.”
He had a strange family. It’s said that his family members were used to eat dinner in silence because every one of them was involved in reading a book!
In 1950 his father became in charge of the managing of a search institution in Africa. He wished his son to become a doctor but Stephen was interested in space from the first years of his life. Stephen’s mother was aware of his interests and she once said that:” Stephen was full of curiosity and I saw how he was attracted to the stars and space when he looked at the sky.”
Let’s review some of his wonderful quotes:
- Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist.
- Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
- We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
- While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
- However difficult lie may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.