Stephen Hawking: The Man who studied the Marriage of Stars
The galaxy is a place filled with wonders and mysteries. Mysteries that no man has come close to. For years man has tried venturing the whole cosmos. Trying to uncover these mysteries, understand the very fabric of the world they live in. Theories were put up, theories yes that’s how it all started. Today we are talking about none other than the fabulous Stephen Hawking.
Stephen William Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. Stephen Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 in Oxford. His family consisted of his mom and dad, two sisters and a brother. Hawking’s school life was not that great. He was not that of a bright student at the beginning years he started showing considerable interest in scientific subjects thanks to his teacher Tahta who inspired him. When he was 8 he also attended girls school for a few months since he was very young at that moment and it was not against school policies.
Hawking completed his university education at the Oxford University with a first-class honours degree. In the starting year he was not that much of an active student but in the coming years, he was quite the lively student interested in classical singing and science fiction. Hawking was quite the daredevil in the college’s boat club. During his graduate years when he was busy with his cosmology study. He was diagnosed with ALS due to which he was in a depression at that time.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
A new reason to live
A beautiful thing the one that brings happiness to everyone happened. Stephen met Jane and they started developing feelings towards each other. They got engaged in October 1964 and the very next year it was wedding bells for the couple. They had three children together Robert, Lucy, and Timothy. Their married life had its ups and downs until they got divorced in 1995. The same year he married one of his nurses Elaine Mason.
Theories and achievements
Hawking’s career is what he is quite well known for, his theories and concepts put forward by him over the years. In 1970 he proposed what became the second law of black hole dynamics and another 4 laws of black hole mechanics. Hawkings very first book “The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time”, written with George Ellis, was published in 1973. A widely accepted theory about black holes accepted today widely was proposed by him called the Hawking Radiation. Due to his medical condition hawking needed a device through which he could communicate with others it was called the speech generating device. Using the device he completed his book “A Brief History of Time”. The world famous Big Bang Theory was the courtesy of Hawking. Lectures were also one of the most mesmerizing experiences hawking gave to his followers.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Together with his daughter, Lucy, he published a series of books called George’s Secret Key to the Universe a children’s book about theoretical physics. Hawking was one of the brightest minds ever known by the world, he had received several awards one of them being the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In his very disabled physical state, he was the ablest person who was capable of great things. The journey of Stephen Hawking ended on March 14, 2018. During his last moments, he was at peace. We thank you, Stephen Hawking, for the contributions you have made for this world.