Yesterday, on January 8, Stephen Hawking would have been 80 years old. But unfortunately, Hawking, one of the most brilliant scientific minds that lived during our days, has passed away in March 2018. He has been struggling with a debilitating disease that hit him when he was very young. Even so, his condition didn’t stop him from continuing his research on the Universe.
Stephen Hawking was a cosmologist, mathematician, astronomer, and author of numerous books. CNN now tells the world about Google’s tribute to the renowned scientist. A Google Doodle, meaning a modification of the famous search engine’s logo, was created by Matthew Cruickshank in the memory of the scientist.
Hawking wanted to understand the Universe in its fullness
Stephen Hawking described his burning ambition in a very beautiful way:
I have spent my life traveling across the universe inside my mind,
My goal is simple: It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all. One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.
Google wrote in its tribute the following:
Today’s video Doodle celebrates one of history’s most influential scientific minds, English cosmologist, author, and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking,
From colliding black holes to the Big Bang, his theories on the origins and mechanics of the universe revolutionized modern physics while his best-selling books made the field widely accessible to millions of readers worldwide.
One of Stephen Hawking’s books is “A Brief History of Time”, and it was sold in more than 10 million copies. The scientist gave special attention to black holes, which are generally considered the most mysterious objects in the Universe.
Even nowadays, scientists have a lot to learn about black holes. Stephen Hawking didn’t manage to answer all of the possible questions that can be asked about the world, but he brought an enormous contribution to science.