Home » News »

Tributes pour in for ‘greatest, brightest’ Hawking

Tributes vast and varied poured in for world-famous British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who died at the age of 76 years old this week.

 
 

He had a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that gradually paralysed him for decades.

However, having been diagnosed early on, Hawking defied the odds and lived a highly successful and full life.

He was the author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation.

 
 

Topics

Related Posts

  • No Related Posts

Latest Stories

  • Record defeat to Pommie women for Kiwi counterparts
  • New Zealand loses ground in ‘passport power’ rankings
  • Take a look at your All Blacks and Black Ferns squads for San Francisco Sevens
  • Twitter reacts as 30,000 New Zealand nurses go on strike
  • Ladbrokes markets and odds  

  •  
    [vivafbcomment]