Stephen Hawking had its own era. His influence was all over the world including Indian minds. While many aspiring science students were deeply swayed by his written work, “Brief History of Time”, many others worked on theories given by him. This was more like a pursuit of deep science for them.
Although we are blessed enough to witness vast knowledge and insight into this genius mind, despite his lifelong illness, his death left an unpardonable hole in scientific theories.
Needless to say, we lost a role model and an everlasting inspiration.
Twitter is loaded with mourns and tributes to the great physicist, Stephen Hawking. PM Narendra Modi carved his words like, “Professor Stephen Hawking was an outstanding scientist and academic. His grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world. His demise is anguishing. Professor Hawking’s pioneering work made our world a better place. May his soul rest in peace.”.
Any amount of praises and words will remain unaffected towards his unparalleled contributions. Yet, we can do the most is remember him forever and do not let his demise go unaccounted.
Similarly, chairman of Indian Space Research Organization, K Sivan, expressed his grief saying, “Professor Hawking was an example of the perseverance of the human spirit. He never let his medical conditions stand in the way of his work”.
Further, he added, “He also made significant contributions in popularizing science, by demystifying complex theories in plain English, through the many books he authored”.
He kept on explaining further contributions and particulars of Hawking’s knowledge area and expertise. He said, “Professor Hawking remains one of the most renowned cosmologists and theoretical physicists from Cambridge. He has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of our mysterious universe, its origin as well as its present state. His major contributions are in the area of cosmology and black hole physics. He believed in the unification of quantum theory and general relativity”.
For Hawking, it was peaceful death at his home during the morning hours of Wednesday. Surely, his death caused n overwhelming response and tribute to his infinite talent.
Hawking was suffering from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). The disease left him bound to a wheelchair and dependent on others (physically).
A man of strong will and unending humor lived his life on a motto like, “ It’s also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life may seem because you can lose all hope if you can’t laugh at yourself and life in general.”
He also said, “ Just because I spent a lot of time thinking doesn’t mean I don’t like parties and getting into trouble.”
About his speech synthesizer, he said, “ I enjoy communicating and I enjoy giving lectures about science. My speech synthesizer has been very important for this even though I ended up with an American accent.”
Hawking is world renowned for Hawking Radiation. The theory is titled after Stephen Hawking. In the year 1974, he presented a theoretical argument for this theory. Jacob Bekenstein had predicted that black holes must have a finite entropy. According to Hawking radiation, the mass and energy of black holes should reduce which leads to black hole evaporation.
The best way to observe Hawking radiation is to detect and notice a micro black hole.