By Alex Kim | News Korea
Stephen Hawking, a man behind many ground-breaking
discoveries, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Cambridge, England.
Hawking passed on peacefully in the comfort of his home.
“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away
today,” said Hawking’s children in a statement, “He was a great scientist and
an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.”
Hawking is one of the key contributors to the scientific
developments in cosmology, general relativity, and quantum gravity; today, a scientific
theory which states that black holes emit radiation is referred to as “Hawking
“A Brief History of
Time” is Hawking’s literary gift to humanity. In the book, Hawking
discusses the universe and its origin and fate in a non-technical tone which allows
for a wide accessibility to scientific discussions and interests for a great
amount of people outside of science fields.
Hawking has also made television appearances on popular shows
such as “The Simpsons” and “The Big Bang Theory”. “The Theory of Everything”, a
2014 film about 21-year-old Hawking and the discovery of his motor neuron
disease in the midst of his romantic relationship with Jane Wilde, received great
acclaim from critics and audience.
Hawking’s discoveries and contributions to both science and our
culture will continue to be praised by the modern society and the future
“My goal is simple. It
is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it
exists at all.” –Stephen Hawking-