Born in 1942 in Oxford (Great Britain), and died in Cambridge (Great Britain) on March 14, Stephen Hawking was a theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, cosmologist and scientific disseminator, one of the most influential personalities in the History of Humanity.
He was a member of the Royal Society of London, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. He was the head of the Lucasiana Chair of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge from 1979 until his retirement in 2009.
He received twelve honorary doctorates and was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1982, the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord in 1989, the Copley Medal in 2006, the Medal of Freedom in 2009 and the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in 2015
Stephen Hawking leaves us an important lesson in life, his fight against the motor neuron disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that was diagnosed with 21 years and that was aggravating his condition over the years, leaving him almost completely paralyzed and forced him to communicate through a voice generating device. When she was diagnosed, she was given a few years of life, and thanks to her strength and abilities, she has left us with 76 years. Despite his obvious limitations he was married twice and had three children.
Stephen Hawking in addition to an impressive unprecedented scientific legacy gave us an important amount of reflections of a genius, of which I have selected for you the most representative and outstanding.
This is10 Phrases to remember Stephen Hawking , true lessons of an unrepeatable genius.
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to changes”.
2. Life & Death
“I’m not afraid of death, but I’m not in a hurry to die, I have so many things I want to do before.”
3. Theory of creation
“God did not create the Universe”.
4. Survival of Humanity
“I do not believe that humanity survives in the next thousand years, at least without us propagating in space.”
5. Theory of evolution
“We are just an advanced race of monkeys on a smaller planet than a medium-sized star, but we can understand the universe, which makes us very special.”
“Quiet and silent people have the strongest and noisiest minds.”
7. Theory about extraterrestrials
“If the aliens visited us, the same thing would happen as when Christopher Columbus landed in America and nothing went right for the Native Americans.”
“Even people who say that we can not do anything to change our destiny, look before crossing the street”.
“The worst enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge”.
“The human race needs an intellectual challenge, it must be boring to be God and not have anything to discover”.
Do you share with us any other unrepeatable Phrase of the genius Stephen Hawking?