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Stephen Hawking celebrates 76th birthday

By T.K. Randall
January 8, 2018 · Comment icon 7 comments



Hawking was born on January 8th, 1942. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Lwp Kommunikacio / Flickr
Upon first being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21, Hawking was given a mere 2 years to live.
Recognized around the world as both a scientific genius and pop-culture figure, Hawking's work in the field of cosmology, as well as his distinctive computer-generated voice, have made him one of the most respected and recognizable people on the face of the planet.

Having suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for almost his entire adult life, Hawking has remained confined to a wheelchair for decades, but this hasn't stopped him from giving lectures, writing papers and making various appearances on documentaries and television shows.
His work on black holes and cosmology has also earned him a plethora of scientific accolades, as has his best-selling book 'A Brief History of Time', which has sold more than 10 million copies.

"My goal is simple," he was quoted as saying in 'Stephen Hawking's Universe'.

"It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all."



Source: Live Science | Comments (7)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by OverSword 5 years ago
Not one comment? Not one birthday wish? See what happens when everything that comes out of your mouth is doom and gloom? Happy Birthday anyway Stephen!
Comment icon #2 Posted by South Alabam 5 years ago
Happy Birthday Stephen, may you live to see your next one, before the alien invasion!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Skulduggery 5 years ago
It was also Kim Jong-un's birthday. Just saying. :D (..and Elvis', and David Bowie's, and R. Kelly's to name a few) Happy birthday, Stephen!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Aardvark-DK 5 years ago
He is my hero, and he is so impressive in all aspects ! Congrats !
Comment icon #5 Posted by preacherman76 5 years ago
I have a question. Has anyone else been able to benefit from his machine that allows him to talk? Are other people in his situation able to use a similar machine, or the same one?
Comment icon #6 Posted by TripGun 5 years ago
Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking 2.0!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by OverSword 5 years ago
Not sure you're allowed to reference that conspiracy on this website.


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