R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking (Credit: NASA)

Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 76 years old.

Hawking was a great scientist who contributed much to our understanding of the Universe and our place in it. More important, perhaps, was the heroic way he dealt with the cruel blow that fate dealt him. He made the best of a truly terrible situation, and for that each of us can take inspiration.

Rest in peace, Stephen.

  • Jacob Samorodin

    Sad….another one enters the event horizon of eternal darkness and its overwhelmingly dominant gravitational grip and now forever is there.

  • Mark Abrams

    Damn its sad to see people like him go. I hope he didn’t suffer.
    Well as a smart guy once said: “We die two times, first our physical death and then again once noone remembers us.”
    So let us remember him.

  • Aerospike

    Rest in peace.

  • Terry Rawnsley

    Such a loss to science. Rest in Peace Professor.

  • Michael Halpern

    Rest in peace

  • Andrew Tubbiolo

    Amazing he lived so long with ALS, and kept his full mental faculty the whole time. He was a real mensch.

  • Hemingway

    Here is Stephen Hawking having some fun singing Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song” in 2014. 🙂 Love this video showing Hawking’s humor.


  • publiusr

    A toast then–to a future of full minds, and empty wheelchairs:


    The chariot of Helios, unoccupied…..