Stephen Hawking Had Some Beautiful Advice For People Who Suffer From Depression

Stephen Hawking Had Some Beautiful Advice For People Who Suffer From Depression

Although Hawking was a British citizen, the theoretical physicist - considered by many as one of the most brilliant scientific minds in the world - was being honored with America's highest civilian honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

At the age of 21, Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease). It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.

Redmayne told us in 2014 that meeting the "icon" Hawking a few days before shoot for The Theory Of Everything was an "astounding" moment: "Unfortunately, I only met Stephen five days before we started filming".

Eddie Redmayne: "We have lost a truly lovely mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet. My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family".

Doctors expected him to live for no more than two years, but he had a form of the disease which progressed more slowly than usual.

This then, put him in direct contradiction with the people who had made use of that quote.

RIP, Stephen Hawking. You can check out tributes to Hawking for yourself below.

Hawking first began to notice problems with his physical health while he was at Oxford-on occasion he would trip and fall, or slur his speech-he didn't look into the problem until 1963, during his first year at Cambridge.

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One post that was widely shared was an illustration of Hawking's wheelchair, with the caption: "Travel well, you are now in a parallel universe".

For legendary astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who redefined cosmology by proposing that black holes are mortal, the Nobel Prize for Physics remained elusive as his theory can not be observed or verified.

This, among all his incredible achievements, was arguably the single greatest contribution he made to the world of physics.

It goes without saying that Hawking's legacy will continue on for a long, long time, and it's pretty refreshing to be reminded that even the smartest people put in the most challenging circumstances can still have a great sense of humor.

When I asked him how we could test his belief that radiation emerged from black holes, he told me that it was his wish to fall into one and see for himself what it was like.

Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Hawking "The Theory of Everything", paid tribute to Hawking on Wednesday.

"Black holes are too long-lived to be observed today in their death throes", Ferris wrote in The National Geographic.

"But one can't help asking the question: Why does the universe exist?" he said in 1991.

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