Yes! One of the greatest living scientists, the world’s most acclaimed cosmologists, has died at his home in Cambridge today morning.
“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.” – The understanding of the universe is special, really more special to the extraordinary man.
A true symbol of the triumph of mind over matter, his ability to explain complex theories in lucid language made science accessible to everyone and turned his book A Brief History of Time a bestseller, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
The most famous work of the protagonist of The Theory of Everything included a mathematical model for Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and the nature of the universe such as The Big Bang and Black Holes.
As his death has left ‘a big black hole’ in the hearts of the people all over the world, here are some glimpses of tributes which are blowing social media like a cyclone.
As sad as the loss Stephen Hawking is I am so glad he got to see and be part of so much of our growth. Going to science extra hard tomorrow.
— Bobak Ferdowsi (@tweetsoutloud) March 14, 2018
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." – Stephen Hawking. RIP.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) March 14, 2018
A star just went out in the cosmos. We have lost an amazing human being. Stephen Hawking fought and tamed the cosmos bravely for 76 years and taught us all something importantabout what it truly means to celebrate about being human. I will miss him.
— Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1) March 14, 2018
The world has lost a beautiful mind and a brilliant scientist. RIP Stephen Hawking
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) March 14, 2018
We lost a great one today. Stephen Hawking will be remembered for his incredible contributions to science – making complex theories and concepts more accessible to the masses. He’ll also be remembered for his spirit and unbounded pursuit to gain a complet…https://t.co/z1du859Gy2
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) March 14, 2018
Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist and ambassador of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on @Space_Station in 2014 pic.twitter.com/FeR4fd2zZ5
— NASA (@NASA) March 14, 2018
His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018
As the great scientist has passed away, we are really curious to witness whether his prediction on AI – “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race” will become a reality in future or not.
Let us not forget his efforts of making this world a better place. As he once said, “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.” True to this note, whose insights enriched the modern cosmology and inspired millions, we salute one of the greatest ambassadors of science and technology. “We will miss him forever.”