Today is a sad day for science, as a notable name in theoretical physics passes away. You may know him from his robotic voice, and yes its Stephen Hawking.
He was known for his groundbreaking work on the understanding of black holes and relativity as well as being a popular author of science books such as A Brief History of Time.
His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.
“He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.”
Stephen Hawking battled with a motor neurone disease from an early age to become one of the most prolific scientists of the era. He has worked on many groundbreaking theories whereby one of his most notable would be his theory of everything in which he states that the universe revolves around well-defined laws.
“This complete set of laws can give us the answers to questions like how did the universe begin,” he said. “Where is it going and will it have an end? If so, how will it end? If we find the answers to these questions, we really shall know the mind of God.”
It seems that another iconic figure is leaving us all too soon, and with that his legacy will continue on in his works.