The death of Stephen Hawking

I am saddened by the news of the death of the British scientist Stephen Hawking, although pleased that he managed to live such a long and productive life in spite of the diagnosis in his early 20s of a wasting disease that was expected to kill him in years.

I once attended a lecture he gave in the Royal Albert Hall in London. The only scientist previously to fill this huge venue was Albert Einstein.

I read several of his books: “A Brief History Of Time”, “The Universe In A Nutshell” [my review here], and “A Briefer History Of Time” [my review here].

Also I read a 1992 biography and saw the film “The Theory Of Everything” [my review here].

The world has lost an exceptional scientist and a brave man. Sadly, even he could only postpone death for so long.


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