Hawking hospitalized

21/04/2009

Today I report bad news. Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest physicists, has been hospitalized and reported being “very ill”. Stephen HawkingYou can find the news here. Hawking is largely known for his works about singularities in general relativity and for the understanding he reached in the behavior of black holes when one takes into account quantum behavior. He become widely known to the public at large writing a book, ” A Brief History of Time”, that is a best-seller.

It is not possible to talk about Hawking without citing the disease he is affected. This is ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease from the name of the baseball player that had this illness.

Stephen Hawking is the holder of the Lucasian chair at University of Cambridge. He is expected to retire later this year.

My wish is that he can turn back to his activities in a very short time.

Update: Expected full recovery for Hawking, Cambridge University has said. Here the news.


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