Cambridge University physicist, best-selling author and a bad-ass in general, Stephen Hawking has sadly passed away on Wednesday (14th March). He was 76. Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since he was 21, he was one of the world’s longest survivors of the disease. Hawking refused to let his physical immobility and inability to speak hinder him from exploring the cosmos. His greatest works include the discovery of “Hawking Radiation” and his collaboration with mathematician Roger Penrose, in the formulation of a mathematical expression to the Big Bang Theory. Even after death, Hawking still astounds us with his brilliance, leaving behind a final theory explaining how mankind might detect parallel universes. His theory offers a spectacular possibility of finding evidence of the existence of another universe. R.I.P Stephen Hawking, your life was astronomical.
Written by Ashley Koh