Stephen Hawking–an inspiration to many

Stephen W. Hawking

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Stephen W. Hawking

Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest minds of all time. He was an inspiration to many people. Not only because of what he discovered in the field of physics, but also the fact that he survived 50 years longer than doctors predicted when they discover he had Lou Gehrig’s disease. Lou Gehrig’s or ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a disease that attacks the motor neurons in your body and progressively destroys your muscle mass.

Stephen Hawking made many great discoveries not only in the field of physics, but also cosmology and astrophysics. One amazing discovery that Dr. Hawking made was Hawking Radiation. This is the theory that black holes do not only consume matter, they also emit radiation. This has been one of the most important discoveries in astrophysics, as it disproved many theories that stated that black holes suck up any sort of energy and turn it into nothingness. This discovery also boosted the theorem of the law of conservation. This theorem states that matter or energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed.

Dr. Hawking has also written many books, such as The Theory of Everything and The Universe in a Nutshell. These books are mostly about his work and discoveries in physics and also philosophical questions, which is what The Theory of Everything is about. Not all of his books are about advanced physics and Bose-Einstein condensate, though. He has also written a series called George’s Secret Key to the Universe, a science-fiction series for children about a boy named George who has a secret device which allows him to travel the universe.

Many modern-day celebrities commemorate his death with very inspiring Tweets (Twitter posts), and it is truly amazing to see what they think of him. One astrophysicist who has a friend of Dr. Hawking’s, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, posted a commemorative Tweet on his Twitter account. It reads: “His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018.” As you see, not only regular people, but some of the brightest minds worldwide looked to him for inspiration.

The fact that Stephen Hawking lived all those years with ALS despite what doctors told him inspired and still inspires many people to pursue their goals, despite what other people tell them. He has been an inspiration for many people and not just because of what he discovered.

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His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018.”

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Read Andre Winkel’s book on black holes at: https://goo.gl/ujr3SR