Remembered as one of the smartest people on the planet, Stephen Hawking was even compared to Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton.
March 14th this year It’s been five years since the famous theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, cosmologist and science popularizer Dr. Stephen Hawking died in Cambridge, England in 2018. He was 76 years old.
consideration one of the 10 smartest people on earth With an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 160, he was the author of “Brief history of time” held at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009, the same mathematics chair Isaac Newton taught.
His most important work is his contribution with Roger Penrose to the theorem on space-time singularities within the framework of general relativity.and Theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation what is known today as Hawking radiation.
Hawking ignored doctors’ predictions that he would only have a few years to live. After being diagnosed with atypical amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a disease that attacks the motor neurons that control voluntary movement, and he was in a wheelchair.
The disease left him progressively paralyzed, allowing him to communicate only through a computer that interpreted facial gestures.
10 phrases that symbolize Stephen Hawking’s legacy
Among his many reflections, ten stand out that can sum up his thoughts and visions of his world and universe.
1. “We are running out of space. The only space we can go to is another world.”
2. “We are an evolved race of apes on a planet smaller than the average star. But we are able to understand the universe. That makes us very special.”
3. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
Four. “There is no single image of reality.”
Five. “Intelligent life is not that common, but I think extraterrestrial life is very common in the universe. Some people say it hasn’t appeared on Earth yet.”
6. “If you understand the universe, you can somehow control it.”
7. “You can’t resist the ideas of a crippled genius.”
8. “9/11 was terrifying, but it wasn’t as existential as a nuclear weapon.”
9. “The past, like the future, is uncertain and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.”
Ten. “Life would be miserable if it wasn’t funny.”
Stephen Hawking and his children Robert and Lucy in the 1970s pic.twitter.com/HTJQFNND0c
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