I am truly sadden for the death of renowned physicist, an ambassador of science, professor Stephen Hawking at the age of 76. His passing leaves a gaping hole in the Universe. You take your mind with you but gave us so much knowledge and wisdom, an exemplary life of courage. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that now multiple scientists around the world are exploring.
I still can’t believe we just lost one of the greatest minds to ever grace this earth. A man who contributed so much to our world and our understanding of it.
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. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018
They said Stephen Hawking had 2 years to live in 1963.
They said Stephen Hawking would never speak again in 1985.
He stuck around until 2018 with one of the loudest voices on the planet.
Nothing kept him from his dreams. We honor him by living the same way.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 14, 2018
QUOTES BY PHYSICIST, PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING:
“It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.”
“Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion”
“People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”
“It matters if you just don’t give up”
“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. Be curious.”
“Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.”
“There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that, I am extremely grateful.”