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Stephen Hawking- Way a genius thinks


Stephen Hawking had a life which was full of struggles. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen’s body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.

When he was 21, Stephen Hawking learned he had motor neurone disease . Doctors told him he had a few years to live. He’s now 72 and one of the foremost physicists alive — a professor at the University of Cambridge.

The author of the best selling book “A Brief History of Time”
Here are a dozen quotes showing Hawking’s approach to science and to life.

1.On disability: 

My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit, as well as physically.

Source:[The New York Times, 2011]

2. On Priorities:

My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.

Source: [“Stephen Hawking’s Universe,” 1985]

3. On Free Will:

I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road

Source: [“Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays,” 1994]

4. On Humor:

Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny

Source: [The New York Times Magazine, 2004]

5. On His IQ:

I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.

Source: [The New York Times Magazine, 2004]

6. On what he thinks all day:

Women. They are a complete mystery.

Source: [The New Scientist, 2012]

7. His advice to his children:

 One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose, and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away

Source: [ABC News, 2010]

8. On what he writes for a popular audience:

I put a lot of effort into writing ‘A Briefer History’ at a time when I was critically ill with pneumonia because I think that it’s important for scientists to explain their work, particularly in cosmology. This now answers many questions once asked of religion.

Source: [The Guardian, 2005]

9. On the value of string theory:

When we understand string theory, we will know how the universe began. It won’t have much effect on how we live, but it is important to understand where we come from and what we can expect to find as we explore.

Source: [The Guardian, 2005]

10. On his health:

When I was first diagnosed with ALS, I was given two years to live. Now 45 years later, I am doing pretty well.

Source: [CNN, 2010]

11. On God:

God may exist, but science can explain the universe without a need for a creator.

Source: [CNN, 2010]

12. On Hitting Roadblocks:

It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.

Source: [ The Guardian, 2005]

Also take a look on the trailer of upcoming movie “The Theory of Everything” Which is bases on the life of Stephen Hawking

Source: Business Insider

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