“There aren't very many scientists who achieved rock star status. Stephen Hawking, who has died at the age of 76, family members told British media early Wednesday, was definitely a contender,” writes Joe Palca in their latest NPR article entitled “Stephen Hawking, Who Awed Both Scientists And The Public, Dies.”
"He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,’ the family statement said, according to The Guardian. ‘His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. He once said, 'It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.' We will miss him forever," Palca’s article continues.
According to the NPR article, “Hawking was probably the best-known scientist in the world. He was a theoretical physicist whose early work on black holes transformed how scientists think about the nature of the universe.”
“But his fame wasn't just a result of his research. Hawking, who had a debilitating neurological disease that made it impossible for him to move his limbs or speak, was also a popular public figure and best-selling author. There was even a biopic about his life, The Theory of Everything, that won an Oscar for the actor, Eddie Redmayne, who portrayed Hawking,” explains Palca.
Today, we remember Stephen Hawking.
We celebrate his life, recognize his achievements, and remember the impact he made on the scientific community – and the world.
From his sense of humor to how he reshaped our understanding of physics, Hawking awed all of us.
So, as we remember him and reflect on how he impacted our lives, we have a question for you:
- Have you and do you continue to awe your customers?
It’s an important question because it’ll shape the legacy you leave behind one day.
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