Stephen William Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. Hawking died in his home in Cambridge this morning. He was 76.
Hawking sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while himself working under the shadow of a likely premature death.
This year’s season finale of StarTalk on National Geographic TV was Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Stephen Hawking aired just 10 days ago. In memory of his passing, and in celebration of his life, that episode has been released on YouTube commercial free. Also features astrophysicist Janna Levin, comedian Matt Kirshen, physicist Michio Kaku, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. (46 minutes)
His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018
Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist and ambassador of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on @Space_Station in 2014 pic.twitter.com/FeR4fd2zZ5
— NASA (@NASA) March 14, 2018
“Professor Stephen Hawking was a brilliant and extraordinary mind – one of the great scientists of his generation. His courage, humour and determination to get the most from life was an inspiration. His legacy will not be forgotten.” — PM
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking: A timeline of his extraordinary life – Globe and Mail