Today, the Hawk has turned 75.
Even if you are somebody who is not too much into physics and does not keep a close eye on new developments, you still would know Stephen Hawking is! He is that 94 % disabled man whose contributions to the fields of cosmology, general relativity and quantum gravity, particularly in the context of black holes have amazed and fascinated the most brilliant minds across the globe.
Stephen wanted to be a mathematician, but the course wasn’t available at University College, Oxford, where he went to enrol. Let’s all we Indians thank God– for this guy indeed possessed the talent to go past our very dear Ramanujan.
Despite having been afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for most of his life and forced to live life on the wheelchair –communicating through a speech-generating device—none of this could stop this prodigious soul from creating and opening a world of possibilities that were never thought plausible.
Also, you might not know this that Stephen’s birth date is also the 300th anniversary of the death of physicist Galileo Galilei. Some last life connection –cool shit huh!
Not only Hawking is a noted physicist, he is even filthy rich. The net worth of this lanky guy on the wheelchair is estimated to be $20 million!
Time and again Stephen keeps sharing words of wisdom with the world. The quotes coming from him inspire and awaken the soul. For instance, “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny”, and “However difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at” are words that brilliantly describe the stature of his intellect. His take on women, in particular, hits the bull’s eye—“Women, they are a complete mystery”.
#QuiryKuirky wishes Stephen a very happy birthday and also we thank God for he gave us Stephen Hawking—a man who’s existence portrays immense potential of the human mind.
In the end, we ask all the slim shadies to put their mofo hands up in respect for the birthday boy.