Tim Kessler

CAMBRIDGE UNITED KINGDOM – Arguably the smartest man in the world, Stephen W. Hawking, died at age 76, on March 14th. Hawking was born on January 8th, 1942 in Oxford, United KIngdom.

Diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or more commonly known as ALS, Hawking was put in a wheelchair where he lived his life for over five decades in.  Hawking was determined to schoplishe his goals, he would not let ALS stop him from being the brightest mind of the early 20th century.

Hawking is planning to buried in the Ascension Burial Ground located in Britain.  The cause of his death is unknown so because the autopsy has not be released yet, but most people think the cause of death was is ALS.

Hawking was more than just your average scientist, he was also a cosmetologist, mathematician, astronomer, author, and most importantly, a theoretical physicist.

Stephen W. Hawking is one of the most highly respected scientist on the planet, who also wrote multiple books, including “A Brief History of time” and “The Universe in a Nutshell” just to name a few.

To many people Hawking was someone to look up to. He accomplished so many great things, even though he was gravely disabled. He showed what great things people can achieve no matter the limitation.

Due to Hawking having ALS, he was unable to talk on his own, in fact he was practically paralyzed from head to toe. He used a speech synthesizer to speak and had a computer controlled wheelchair from which he was able to move.

The death of Stephen W. Hawking is surely one to be remembered, the great things he accomplished will never be forgotten.  When asked of Hawking, LMC freshman Andrew Glotzbach said “ Although I did not agree with him on some subjects, he truly was one of the most brilliant people to live.”

Many people held a distaste for Hawking due to his support of Atheism, but nevertheless, he still was and forever will be one of the most brilliant minds of the early 20th century.