Looking Back: The Death of Steven Hawking
Stephen Hawking was a physicist and author who recently died at the age of 76, at his home in Cambridge, England. Nest to Einstein, Hawking was probably the most famous genius of the modern age. He is known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology, general relativity and quantum gravity, especially in the text of black holes. Unfortunately, at the age of 21, Hawking started developing the first symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, a type of motor neuron disease which would eventually cause him to lose almost all neuromuscular control. Stephen Hawking wrote many books, some of which have shown up in movies; for example “A Brief History Of Time”, made an appearance in the popular movie “Harry Potter.” He is definitely never going to be forgotten.