British physicist Stephen Hawking, who is known for his pioneering work on explaining black hole and relativity, died today at the age of 76 years at his home in Cambridge.
Stephen Hawking has been in a wheelchair since the 60s after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21. He then lost his voice in a tracheostomy.
But none of these tragedies prevented him from continuing his pioneering work. He was elected Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and published a performer on the origin and fate of the universe, A Brief History of Time, which became best-seller.
His condition worsened, and Hawking could communicate only by typing using a sensor triggered by a muscle on his cheek. 2014, Intel and SwiftKey have created a language communication model to reduce the time and effort required to type Hawking.
Hawking also appeared on television shows such as The Simpsons, Futurama, and The Big Bang Theory. The Oscar-winning film 2014, The Theory of Everything describes his life.
His three children, Lucy, Robert and Timothy, said:
"We are deeply saddened that our beloved father has died today.
He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years to come. ”