His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world. "It was a shock to me but he outlived (it) and the medical prognosis was wrong", Narlikar said, adding that the condition of the iconic British physicist worsened over the years. There are raging debates about how Hawking radiation actually works, and whether it somehow carries away the information of how the black hole was formed.
Once she chatted a bit with Hawking, telling him about her finance major and a poor performance she once had in a physics class. Hawking replied in jest, typing on the screen, "now we are even", alluding to the fact he didn't have expertise in her major either. "By the time I finished reading the book, I had a sense of determination and a quest to march rest of the life for". But most glaring is that Neymar clearly heard a famous man died today who happened to spend much of his life in a wheelchair, and, I imagine, could only think: I, famed soccer player Neymar, am also at this very moment in a wheelchair.
"What I meant by "we would know the mind of God" is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God".
"So I said Professor Hawking 'I've been on that same plane that you were on, I've done that so I know what you went through and it was really awesome, '" said McDonald.
"The problems that Stephen Hawking choose to work on were among the deepest, the most technical, the hardest problems in physics at the time", Flournoy says.
The scientist gained popularity outside the academic world and appeared in several TV shows including The Simpsons, Red Dwarf and The Big Bang Theory.
San Leandro high school closed Thursday after shooting threat
Sheriff's officials say some students at Righetti saw the threat online and mistakenly believed it was related to their school. Henderson said school security workers found the threatening graffiti on a stall in a boy's restroom.
"His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake". "But it's not empty".
Fellow physicists, other scientists, members of the public, and organisations worldwide have paid tributes to Hawking.
The host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, Bob McDonald, also met Stephen Hawking at a lecture in Ontario where Hawking was speaking.
USA space agency NASA said: "His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we and the world are exploring".
Using mathematics and working in collaboration, Hawking developed theoretical frameworks lining up quantum mechanics, a theory describing the world of very small subatomic particles, with the theory of relativity and the laws of gravity that apply to large objects such as planets. "Our thoughts are with his family" tweeted the European Space Agency.
"Have fun out there among the stars" Barack Obama tweeted, honouring the scientific legend, who defied all odds to further human knowledge.