Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942. He has two sisters and an adopted brother. His parents moved before he was born because the city where they lived was being bombed, but they returned home when Stephen was born.
When he was 8 years old his family moved to St. Albans. There he studied, but never stood out as a great student or graduated with honors.
In 1965 he married Jane Wilde, a friend of his sister, and had three children with her, although after 25 years of marriage they separated.
In the end he could graduate as a physicist and mathematician, but then he was diagnosed with a disease called ‘lateral sclerosis’. This disease would paralyze the body, could not move or could speak, but his brain would continue to function without problems.
He was hired as a professor at Cambridge and also continued to write and publish his theories, his experiments and his discoveries. He also talked about the work of other scientists.
In 2014 he said that he was an atheist and that he did not believe in any religion.
When he was 74 years old, he couldn’t move and can speak through a computer (required for every time he wants to do something), but his children and grandchildren took care of him.
Stephen Hawking has died aged 76. He died as one of the most significant physisct, theoretical, astrophysicis, cosmologist of all time.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a form of motor neurone disease that attacks the nerves zone that control voluntary movement.
Motor neuron diseases stop these cells from working properly and affect a person’s ability to move. Over time people who suffer from the disease slowly lose the ability to walk, talk and eat. However, this condition does not affect a person’s ability to think and feel.
Stephen Hawking talked through a computer , using a speech-generating device (SGD) or a voice output communication aid. This is a special device that interpret what is it he wanted to say or write. Also this was the only method he can speak or write.(This computer was created with Intel)
Brief Answers to the Big Questions: In he’s last book, this book consist about why his lack of faith and his atheist position. The physicist always indicated himself as a non-religious person and on this occasion he said that it was due to simplicity. It is full of reflections on the nature of the universe and time. But he also made a reflection on faith: ‘I have faith, each and every one of us is free to believe whatever we want, and my belief is that the simplest respond is that there is no god. Nobody directs their destiny this leads me to a deep personal reflection: Probably there is no heaven or any kind of life after this. ‘