A Brief History of Stephen Hawking
Mint’s tribute to the life of one of the most celebrated scientists of our time
Stephen Hawking was Britain’s most famous modern day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe. Born on 8 January 1942, 300 years to the day after the death of Galileo Galilei, he died on 14 March—the birth anniversary of another genius, Albert Einstein.
Clearly, science was his destiny.
Here is Mint’s tribute to the life of one of the most celebrated scientists of our time:
Decoding Stephen Hawking’s impact on pop culture: Stephen Hawking wasn’t just the pre-eminent scientific mind of our era, he was also the world’s biggest celebrity scientist. Any pronouncement by him made front-page news.
Open, curious, sharp till the end: Stephen Hawking may be gone, but his ideas will absolutely not disappear into the void.
The unconstrained mind: Stephen Hawking’s real value has been in proving that a powerful brain doesn’t really need a functioning body to survive, thrive and even have fun.
The TV star: Comedy lies in the timing. Professor Stephen Hawking knew this, and, over the years, became incredibly proficient at the art of the comedic pause.
‘His laboratory was the universe’: With Stephen Hawking, his work was too complicated for most people, but they understood that what he was trying to figure out was basic, even primal.
His battle with ALS: The fatal neurological disease paralysed his body but did nothing to curb his contribution to science.
Astrophysicist Somak Raychaudhury on his teacher: What Stephen Hawking’s Indian student has to say about the physicist.
A Brief History of Stephen Hawking: Key events in the life of celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday at 76
Stephen Hawking, in his own words: He possessed an uncanny ability to come up with memorable phrases and quotes that summed up his world view.
Essential Hawking: From the masterpiece, ‘A Brief History of Time’ to delving into children books with George’s adventure series, here’s a list of five books by Stephen Hawking.
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