The Hush Post: British genius and physicist Stephen Hawking who died today was eminently known for his work with black holes and relativity. He wrote many books, including A Brief History of Time. The book was a bestseller which sold millions copies of copies.
Have a look at some of the facts of his life
- Born on January 8, 1942, his birth coincides with the 300th death anniversary of Galileo.
- He died on March 14, today, which is 139th birth anniversary of Albert Einstein.
- Hawking couldn’t read until he was eight and he was among the worst performers in the class.
- Despite his average performance, Hawking cleared the Oxford entrance exam to score a scholarship to study physics at the age of 17.
- He has written a children’s book named “George’s Secret Key to the Universe.”
- Before he had ALS, he was the most important member of Oxford Rowing Team.
- In 2007, he took a zero-gravity flight using a service provided by Zero Gravity Corp. He actually that in the times to come our planet may not sustain human life and thus we would have to travel in zero-gravity places, to colonise other planets.
- In 1997, he lost a bet with American physicist John Preskill. Hawking had claimed then that nothing can escape a black hole, not even information. However, he was proved wrong and the great man admitted.
- Hawking has never been nominated for a Nobel Prize, mainly because of the field of his research – black holes.