YouTube Screenshot Known above all for his research in the field of cosmology, more specifically, on the theory of black holes, the brilliant scientist died on 14 March 2018, at the age of 76 years due to an uncommon disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Since his disease had inflicted on him an almost total paralysis of his body and the loss of his voice, he was forced to resort to technology to be able to move by himself without assistance human being and also to re-assimilate speech through his digital voice.
YouTube ScreenshotA touching commemoration to say the least
On the occasion of the tribute to Stephen Hawking, the 08 January 1982, Google created a Doodle, with a view to succinctly share the main outline of the cosmologist, for a period of two minutes and a few. Through this video are delivered: a message of hope for the future, where he addresses humanity, preceded by the description of his work. Note that the short film is narrated by his characteristic voice after Google has obtained the required authorizations.
A story filled with humility and determination
From the top of his 21 years, the late physicist came face to face with his disease. For more than half a century, the professor did not allow himself to be weakened by his sclerosis. He used it to move forward and prove to the whole world that anything is still possible as long as there is hope.
For information, the astrophysicist has accumulated more than a dozen distinctions and honors during his career, such as: the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics in 1979 and the Albert Einstein Medal in 1982. In 1982, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) , then, in 1982, he received the gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society before receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1982.
Stephen Hawking was also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Distinguished Professor of the Perimeter Institute For Theoretical Physics.