Profile: Stephen Hawking

With the recent passing of Stephen Hawking, I thought it would be appropriate to compose a profile post regarding him and his life accomplishments. This information is derived from

Known for his work in black holes and relativity, Hawking was further a credited author, best known for “A Brief History of Time,” and his books aided in making science available to everyone.

Born on January 8, 1942, Hawking was a British scientist, professor, and author who studied physics and cosmology. He was diagnosed with ALS when he was 21 while studying at the University of Cambridge, and some details of his life are displayed in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything. 

Hawking wrote a total of 15 books in his lifetime, some were co-written. Some of his more significant publications include “A Brief History of Time,”The University In A Nutshell,” “A Briefer History of Time, and “The Grand Design.”

Hawking passed away at the age of 76, finally succumbing to a disease that was predicted to kill him far earlier. His presence in the realm of science and physics is undeniable, and he will be greatly admired infinitely.

Here are some of Hawking’s most well-known quotes (via CNN):

“It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.”

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

“My [physician assistant] reminds me that although I have a PhD in physics, women should remain a mystery.”

“Unfortunately, Eddie [Redmayne] did not inherit my good looks.”

“So remember, look at the stars and not at your feet.”

“I would never claim this. People who boast about their IQ are losers.”

Rest in peace, Mr. Hawking. You were and remain to be an inspiration to many.

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