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  • As well famous as Einstein,

  • pushing us to look beyond our planet,

  • Stephen Hawking left this earth in the early hours this morning

  • Doctor's Told him he wouldn't live long. Yet, he went on to explain time itself.

  • He explored the wonders of the universe from a wheelchair.

  • His children offering this quote from their dad this morning.

  • IT WOULDN'T BE MUCH OF A UNIVERSE IF IT WASN'T HOME TO THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE.

  • >> I STUDY THE MARRIAGE OF SPACE AND TIME.

  • >> Reporter: LONG BEFORE THE OSCAR-WINNING PORTRAYAL OF HIM,

  • , WITH HIS UNIQUE COMPUTER VOICE.

  • >> MY NAME IS STEPHEN HAWKING.

  • >> ITS AMERICAN.

  • >> IS THAT A PROBLEM?

  • Reporter: AND PLAYING HIMSELF ON "THE BIG BANG THEORY."

  • >> ITS AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO MEET YOU, SIR.

  • >> I KNOW.

  • >> Reporter: BRITISH PHYSICIST STEPHEN HAWKING EXPLODED ON THE WORLD STAGE

  • WITH THEORIES OF HIS OWN.

  • "A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME," a 1988 runaway best selling book

  • TURNING COMPLEX MATTER INTO RELATIVE SIMPLICITY TO FOR THE MASSES

  • HE UNITED THE TWO GREAT THEORIES OF THE UNIVERSE, RELATIVELY AND QUANTUM THEORY.

  • BORN IN 1942 IN OXFORD, ENGLAND,

  • HE WASN'T A WHIZ KID AND DIDN'T GET SERIOUS ABOUT HIS STUDIES AND PHYSICS

  • HE IMMERSED HIMSELF WITH COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY.

  • AND DURING THAT TIME, HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ALS, Lou Gehrig's DISEASE

  • , CONFINING HIS BODY TO A WHEELCHAIR. HIS VOICE EVENTUALLY TO A MACHINE.

  • >> MY ILLNESS MEANS I CANNOT USE PENCIL AND PAPER

  • I HAVE TO DO THINGS IN MY HEAD.

  • >> Reporter: HIS MIND, BY THEN, BOUNDLESS.

  • HIS QUEST TO EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE, INSATIABLE,

  • INCLUDING THIS 2007 WEIGHTLESS FLIGHT.

  • HAWKING CONCLUDED, OUR UNIVERSE BEGAN ABOUT 15 BILLION YEARS AGO

  • BEGAN ABOUT 15 BILLION YEARS AGO WITH A BIG BANG, TIME STARTED

  • WITH A BIG BANG, TIME STARTED SIMULTANEOUSLY.

  • ULTIMATELY, THE UNIVERSE WILL COLLAPSE, HE ARGUED,

  • UNTIL TIME MARCHES ON UNTIL THE END.

  • >> THERES NOTHING LIKE THE THRILLYOU DISCOVER SOMETHING THAT NO ONE KNEW BEFORE.

  • >> Reporter: GIVEN JUST TWO YEARS TO LIVE AFTER FALLING ILL AT 21,

  • STEPHEN HAWKING PACKED AN INCREDIBLE LIFETIME OF

  • ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE DECADES THAT FOLLOWED. BEATING THE ODDS.

  • HEARTFELT TRIBUTES COMING THICK

  • AND FAST THIS MORNING.

  • "THE BIG BANG THEORY" CAST,

  • SAID, IN LOVING MEMORY OF STEPHEN HAWKING.

  • IT WAS AN HONOR TO HAVE HIM ON "THE BIG BACK THEORY."

  • THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING US.

  • HIS DAUGHTER, LUCY, POSTING TO FACEBOOK.

  • THE BEST AND THE BRAVEST,

  • GOOD-BYE TO MY BELOVED FATHER WHO CHANGED THE WORLD.

  • IN A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEEM SMALL-MINDED,

  • STEPHEN HAWKING GAVE US A DIFFERENT WAY OF

  • GAVE US A DIFFERENT WAY OF THINKING.

  • MY GOAL IS SIMPLE, HE SAID.

  • ITS A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE.

  • AND TO DESCRIBE HIS LIFE, HE SAID. MY EXPECTATIONS WERE REDUCED TO ZERO WHEN I WAS 21.

  • EVERYTHING SINCE THEN HAS BEEN A BONUS.

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Stephen Hawking Dies At 76, The Physicist Who Wrote "A Brief History Of Time"

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    Johnny Tsai posted on 2018/03/14
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