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Who is Stephen Hawking? 10 Things You Need to Know

11 June 2016

If you follow science, the name Stephen Hawking would be familiar to you. If you don’t, these ten facts will help you get to know him better.

You have heard about Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Those are a few among world-known scientists who contributed to the world of science. Those two were important to people back then, as important as Stephen Hawking to us now.

Money does not make the world go round. Science does. Literally. Everything that is happening around us, in our world, is explainable by science. Some has been answered, some were proven, yet some other are still out there for us to explore.

Stephen Hawking holds an important key to today’s science. He is a professor in the fields of general relativity and quantum gravity. Hawking’s ideas has amazed people’s mind as his life has touched many hearts.

We have ten facts about Stephen Hawking which will fascinate you. There is more to Hawking than just one of the smartest people in today’s world.

10. His groundbreaking idea about time

Who is Stephen Hawking? 10 Things You Need to Know | His groundbreaking idea about time
Who is Stephen Hawking? 10 Things You Need to Know | His groundbreaking idea about time | source: focusfeatures.com

There are many scientists in the world. There are many theories about the universe. So, what makes Stephen Hawking distinctive? What is his theory?

The Theory of Everything. That is what Hawking had been trying to come up with. As a theoretical physicist and cosmologist, his idea of how the universe was created has something to do with the gravitational singularity.

It all started as a space-time singularity that keeps expanding to create the universe we are living now.

His other groundbreaking idea came to him as he was looking through his sweater. The fireplace in front of him was emitting light through the sweater’s holes. Hence the Hawking radiation. He predicted that black holes are not just black and dark, but they also emit radiation.

Until today, Hawking and his research team are working on proving his theories.

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