Cambridge – The British physicist Stephen Hawking is at the age of 76 died. That has a spokesperson for the family announced. Hawking, who died Wednesday in his home in Cambridge.
The Oxford-born astrophysicist suffering from the neurological disease AS.
In a statement let the family know deeply to be sad. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy for many years will live on. His courage and perseverance, with his genius and humor have inspired people all over the world.”
The Oxford-born astrophysicist suffering from the neurological disease AS. The scientist could only with a voice synthesizer to communicate, and moved for decades, a wheelchair on. The condition was established in 1963, when he was 21 years old. Doctors gave him only 2 years.
The scientist busied himself with black holes, the universe, and cosmology. He has published in the 1988 book A brief history of time, in the Netherlands, published under the title The Universe. Therein laid Hawking in an accessible way the full history of the entire universe, from the big bang. The book became a bestseller.
In The Universe, loved Hawking, who still account for the existence of God, but in The Grand Design (2010) reveals that he and other insights came. The laws of nature as gravity, explain the big bang and the beginning of our universe. “It is not necessary to God to the universe in operation”, he wrote.
The Theory of Everything
In 2014 appeared about the life of Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything. Itself has the scientist also a number of tv appearances, as he appeared a number of times in the popular comedyserie The Big Bang Theory.