Stephen William Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. And, we are going to miss him.
His scientific works included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativityand the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He was a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. (excerpt from Wikipedia).
Here we show his incredible thinking, wit, and so much more.
Questioning the Universe
Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Arthur C. Clarke – God, The Universe and Everything Else (1988)
Stephen Hawking, Arthur C. Clarke and Carl Sagan (via satellite) discuss the Big Bang theory, God, our existence as well as the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
Stephen Hawking Interview: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Stephen Hawking’s One Request When He Appeared On The Simpsons