Stephen Hawking by Faye

15 March 2018

Stephen Hawking: 1942-2018                          

Stephen Hawking was a British scientist, professor and author who has done ground-breaking work in physics. He attempted to redefine black holes by putting forth the theory that even horizons do not exist. Alternatively, Hawking believed that there is an apparent horizon that can grow or shrink in size. Unfortunately, this legend had passed away on the fourteenth of March 2018, at the age of seventy-six.

At the age of only twenty-one years of age, he was diagnosed with degenerative motor neuron disease and was told he only had two and a half years to live. Although the doomsday predictions of his early doctors were off, Hawking did almost die in the 1980’s after contracting pneumonia whilst travelling to Geneva.

Stephen Hawking had long believed that he could write a book about the mysteries of the universe, which would connect with the public. A task that seemed impossible after he had lost the ability to write and speak. Hawking was a co-author of the book George’s Secret key to the universe. His daughter – Lucy – was the author of the book and along with her father, they made the difficult topics of the universe easy to understand.

These days, we know Hawking as a brilliant mind whose theories are difficult for a non-scientific mind to grasp. Did you know that Stephen Hawking was not very clever when it came to school work? However, by the age of approximately nine, he started to build up his knowledge, but, he was only just average for his age; yet he was interested about the world around us.

In 2006, he made his desire known to the world and by 2007 the billionaire had took it upon him to make this man’s dream come true by making him float around in zero gravity and the first quadriplegic to do so.

Stephen Hawking has won numerous awards and recognitions all through his life for his contribution in science. By the year of 1974 he was a member of the royal society, and then in 1975 Pope Paul VI honoured him by Pius XI for gold medal for science.


Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny – Stephen Hawking.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change – Stephen Hawking.