Even if you weren’t a physicist, you knew this man. His computerized voice enthralled us for decades, whether guiding us toward answers to some of the biggest questions humanity has ever had or playing the villain in a Jaguar commercial.
You had his book on your bookshelf, even if you never read it.
Genius - Mind - Conundrums - Holes - Existence
You knew he was a genius whose mind grappled with cosmological conundrums as massive as black holes and the existence of the Universe.
Stephen Hawking entered this world on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death, and died today 139 years after the birth of Albert Einstein, fitting bookends for a physicist standing on the shoulders of those giants.
Decades - Doctors - Motor - Neuron - Disease
He lived for decades longer than his doctors expected when they first diagnosed him with the motor neuron disease ALS in 1963, astounding the medical community. He earned his doctorate, and by...