A Brief History of the World's most Inspiring Scientist
Written by Jacob Beaulieu
Edited by Andrew Holmquist
Stephen Hawking, the amazing british physicist who wrote the bestselling book A Brief History of Time, died this year on March 14 at the age of 76. Hawking was considered to be the world's greatest scientist by lots of people, and it was Hawking who helped come up with one of the most believed creation theories, the Big Bang theory. Hawking lived a very inspiring and meaningful life, so let's take a look at a brief history of this brilliant man.
Stephen Hawking was born in England on January 8th, 1942. He went to multiple colleges to study physics and cosmology. When he was 21 he was Diagnosed with ALS (a neurodegenerative disease) he became paralyzed, lost the ability to speak, and was given about 2 years left to live. However, Stephen kept living and he got his PhD. An electronic voice machine was given to him so he could talk and further his career in science.
Hawking had many scientific discoveries including his contributions to the big bang theory and his complete reimagining of the black hole. Hawking also wrote lots of books such as A Brief History of Time and The Universe in a Nutshell. Hawking was very passionate about science. He once stated "Science is not only a disciple of reason, but, also, one of romance and passion."
Stephen Hawking was a very inspiring man who had many major accomplishments. He was very bright and helped us take many great leaps in the world of science. He was a truly inspiring man. “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.”