According to the BBC, the famous physicist Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76.
Hawking was born in Oxford, England, on January 8, 1942. He is a famous physicist at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and one of the greatest modern physicists.
When Hawking was 21 years old, he developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was paralyzed and could not speak. Only three fingers of his hand could move.
From 1979 to 2009, Hawking was Lucas mathematics professor. His main research areas were cosmology and black holes. He proved the singularity theorems and black hole area theorems of general relativity, and proposed the black hole evaporation theory and the boundaryless Hawking universe model. The two basic theories of physics in the 20th century—the theory of relativity founded by Einstein and the quantum mechanics created by Planck—have taken an important step.
Hawking has received honors such as CH (British Honor Lord), CBE (Commander of the British Empire), FRS (Federal Society of England), FRSA (French Royal Art Association).