Renowned Scientist Stephen Hawking Dies at the Age of 76

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Hawking died peacefully at his home in the university city of Cambridge in the early hours of yesterday.

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"If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed", Hawking wrote in an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") question-and-answer session on the website two years ago. Given only a few years to live at the time, Hawking's longevity was considered somewhat of a miracle-if only one of modern medicine, as his first wife Jane Hawking, a Christian, told The Telegraph in 2015.

Cumberbatch, who also played the physicist in a TV film, said, "I was so sad to hear that Stephen has died. I have so much I want to do first", he said at the time.

He was a theoretical physicist.

Ravaged by the wasting motor neurone disease he developed at 21, Hawking was confined to a wheelchair for most of his life.

Goran Hansson says the death of 76-year-old Hawking early Wednesday "is a loss for the world of science". In one, "They Saved Lisa's Brain", he even came to Springfield to tell the residents that their utopia will never succeed.

US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to scientist Stephen Hawking during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, August 12, 2009.

"My goal is simple". The disease usually kills its victims in three to five years and only 5 percent survive more than 10 years. It would eventually go on to sell over 10m copies and be translated into 40 languages. People usually find out that they have it between 55 and 75 years of age.

Nasa in turn hailed him as a "renowned physicist and ambassador of science". "His legacy will not be forgotten". "And his courage and resilience will remain an inspiration for generations", Kovind said in a tweet.

American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted his condolences, with a characteristically cosmological reference. 'In order to make sure it was understandable I tried the book out on my nurses. The physicist also celebrated his 59th birthday at the Oberoi Towers hotel where he stayed.

The condition gained widespread prominence in 2014 when Pete Frates, a former baseball player at Boston College who has been living with ALS since 2012, started the Ice Bucket Challenge. He was a curious man, and he did a great deal to help us think differently about the universe. The couple married in September 1995, but divorced in 2006.

Today, on the 14th of March, 2018, the human race has suffered an immeasurable loss. "There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark", he added. Humanity's deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for our continuing quest. "Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking".

The contents of the message were not made public.

'It was truly such an honor getting to work with the incredible Stephen Hawking.

Hawking said his disability may have even aided him in his work.

Hawking was an advocate for the disabled, and refused to let being paralyzed and limited to communicating through a computerized voice synthesizer keep him from pursuing and promoting scientific research.

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