Portrait of the late Professor Jacob Bekenstein, theoretical physicist, at the Hebrew University, May 9, 2012. On the one hand, he was a brilliant mind whose work on black holes was hailed as groundbreaking.
The visionary scientist died on Wednesday aged 76 and was wheelchair bound for decades, suffering with a rare form of motor neurone disease. At the time, doctors predicted he would only live a few years.
No doubt Neymar's message was well intentioned, but came across as laughably self-centred on a day when many chose to remember the extraordinary scientist for his legacy and achievements.
That he did this while suffering from a debilitating disease that confined him to a wheelchair and forced him to use a vocal synthesiser only adds to the legend of the man.
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His most famous book explained the origins of the universe in terms a non scientist could relate to. "It is very, very hard to observe the things I have worked on", Hawking said referring to the award he never won.
"I have had a full and satisfying life", he said in his memoir.
"He was really the father of the (students)", Brandenberger said of his time with Hawking at Cambridge University.
"Pi comes up in all areas of mathematics and mathematics is very important to both Einstein's theories and Stephen Hawking's theories", Chris Soteros, U of S mathematics & statistics department head, said. He sought to connect that theory with the Theory of Quantum Mechanics, which deals with subatomic particles.
"My goal is simple", he once said.
"God may exist but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator", he had said in a 2010 CNN interview.More news: Cedar Realty Trust Inc (CDR) Holdings Cut by Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc
Propelled to superstardom by his 1988 book, A Brief History of Time, which became an unlikely worldwide bestseller, Hawking dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe. People have searched for mini black holes of this mass, but have so far not found any.
The concept that stuff, radiation, comes out of black holes may have upset science fiction authors, but it inspired young scientists such as Tyson, who described it as "spooky profound".
From there on, McCarten says he and Hawking became friends. I live with cerebral palsy, and I find myself frustrated most when my body is in pain. "But it bothers me".
Stephen Hawking, left, is joined by a group of of scientist including Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson, right, announce the new Breakthrough Initiative focusing on space exploration and the search for life in the universe, during a press conference, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at One World Observatory in NY.
"If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans". It is time to explore other solar systems. Spreading out may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves.
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