Short Essay on Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is a legend who was born in 1942 and died in 2018. He was a Mathematics professor at the University of Cambridge and also was an author of A Briefer History of Time, which became an international bestseller.

The famous professor was the Director of Research at the Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery in the department of Applied Mathematics as well as the Theoretical Physics. At Cambridge, he was the founder of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology. As an author, his other works besides A Briefer History of Time was the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe as well as The Universe in a Nutshell.

  • Motor Neurone Disease: In 1963, Stephen contracted the motor neuron diseases, and his doctor gave him only two years to live, which never happened as he died in 2018, 55 years later.
  • Brilliant researcher: Stephen Hawking Gonville and Caius College instead, to become an excellent researcher. He is among the world’s most brilliant theoretical physicist after Albert Einstein.
  • Lucasian Professor at Cambridge: He was the Lucasian Professor at Cambridge from 1979 to 2009. Isaac Newton in 1663 initially held this post.
  • Honorary degrees: He has since received many honorary degrees and got awarded the CBE in 1982.
  • Wild wheelchair driver: He began using crutches after being diagnosed with the Motor Neurone Disease in the 60s. At first, he resisted using a wheelchair, however, when he transitioned, he became a pretty wild wheelchair driver, as to one time running over Prince Charles’ toes.
  • Artificial intelligence: He believed that the development of better technology was vital for the survival of man, and he was very concerned about A.I. He thought that this would bring about other dangers to humankind, such as powerful autonomous weapons, the A.I would in future develop its own conflicting will.
  • Tumultuous Marriage: Hawking’s wife took on the task of caring for both the husband and kids, as he refused to talk to his wife about his disease. The wife made tremendous sacrifices despite her husband’s severe condition.

There are very many achievements that the professor achieved and much more things that remain unknown about Stephen Hawking.

By Winnie