Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring – NASA

We learned this morning the passing of Prof. Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest physicists of all time. The Ethiopian Academy of Sciences mourns his death with the rest of the scientific community and celebrates his life and contributions.

To learn more about the life and works of Prof. Stephen Hawking, please read the obituary published by The Guardian International Edition, 14 March 2018.

Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology's brightest star, dies aged 76

Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76.

His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in Cambridge.

Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.

“He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.

“He once said: ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him forever.”

For fellow scientists and loved ones, it was Hawking’s intuition and wicked sense of humour that marked him out as much as the fierce intellect which, coupled with his illness, came to symbolise the unbounded possibilities of the human mind.

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