Stephen Hawking Passes

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is dead at the age of 76.

One of the greatest scientists of our age and arguably the most famous, Stephen Hawking, has passed away. The author of “A Brief History of Time”, which sold ten million copies in 40 languages was a world-renowned cosmologist. He was behind the theory that the universe has no boundaries and put forth the possibilities that intelligent alien life exists somewhere in the universe. Diagnosed with a motor neuron disease at the age of 21, and given at that point just two years to live, Hawking defied the odds by living decades past that prognosis. Hawking taught at Cambridge university in the United Kingdom. He said that his life’s aim was to understand the universe, not to be famous, but he did both. And in popularizing the field of theoretical astrophysics, he inspired other great minds.