Ad astra, Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking

January 8, 1942 – March 14, 2018

There is little more I can say about this man about whom so much has been said.
One of Earth’s most brilliant minds now belongs to the Universe.
May he rest in peace.

Cover photo by Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

10 thoughts on “Ad astra, Stephen Hawking

  1. Of all people, Stephen Hawking had the right to be one very sour and hateful man. And yet, in my mind, his good humor, even more than his accomplishments, make him one of the greatest people who ever lived. R.I.P. Stephen.

    1. A remarkable man. His humor made me laugh more than once (usually on “The Big Bang Theory”) and his science was, frankly, beyond my understanding. Definitely one of kind and an inspiration to all.

        1. It certainly sounded like him on “The Big Bang Theory.” And I’ve seen pictures of him with the cast. I imagine all parties got quite a kick out of it.

  2. Everyone should read Hawking’s “A Brief History Of Time” along with Nigel Calder’s “Einstein’s Universe.” if relativity, cosmology and The Uncertainty Principle (Quantum Theory) are of interest to you and you’re not a math whiz kid. Hawking’s brilliance is (was) mind boggling.

    1. I’ve always found it difficult to grasp the ideas of a fourth dimension, an infinite (curved?) universe, black holes, mirror universes (or is that one just sci fi?). Yet the one thing that does stand out to me is that given the size of the universe, there must surely be more life out there somewhere. We may never encounter it, but the odds weigh heavily in its favor.

      I’m aware of the great popularity of “A Brief History of Time” but have not yet been moved to read it.

... and that's my two cents