The world lost a brilliant mind: Professor Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76. He leaves a huge legacy behind. His contributions to the world, especially to science, are of immeasurable value, without letting his disability stop him. Because of this, and much more, people from all over the world are taking to social media to pay tribute to him in their own way.
1. The Stephen Hawking Foundation lost their founder.
2. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson pays tribute in the most eloquent way.
His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018
3. Artists from all over the world share their own sendoffs.
— Mitchell Toy (@MitchellToy) March 14, 2018
4. NASA remembers him as the Superman he was.
Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist and ambassador of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on @Space_Station in 2014 pic.twitter.com/FeR4fd2zZ5
— NASA (@NASA) March 14, 2018
5. We were truly lucky.
We were on earth at the same time as Stephen Hawking.
That's kind of a miraculous thing.
We breathed the same air as the man who demystified the stars.
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) March 14, 2018
6. He meant a lot to his alma mater.
We’re very proud to call Stephen Hawking an alumnus of Oxford, and enormously saddened by his passing. Our thoughts are with his family. He reminded us all to “be curious”, for there is “always something you can do and succeed at”. pic.twitter.com/DUSRbeao3U
— Oxford University (@UniofOxford) March 14, 2018
7. People are sharing their favorite photos of Hawking.
This photo of Dr. Hawking in zero gravity has always made me smile. The universe is an amazing place, and he regularly proved it. pic.twitter.com/c2UF8PprP2
— Ted Geoghegan (@tedgeoghegan) March 14, 2018
8. And they’re sharing their personal stories about him.
Stephen Hawking died today. I nearly killed him, and he me, 15 years ago, when his wheelchair shot out between two parked cars at Cambridge, and I was on my bike. I swerved at the last moment. 100% his fault. God bless you and RIP.
— Prof. Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) March 14, 2018
9. He meant a lot to the disabled community.
Stephen Hawking was a true inspiration to the disabled and abled. A genius that never let his disability stop him from achieving the unthinkable.
We should feel grateful to have lived at the same time as one of the greatest human beings to have graced this planet.
— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) March 14, 2018
10. BBC News shares some of his best quotes.
11. He left us a lot of important work to study.
RIP Stephen Hawking. Genuinely very sad to hear that. If you haven’t, read A Brief History of Time. It’ll make the world feel more amazing and beautiful and strange. It’ll also make you feel smart and stupid all at once.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 14, 2018
12. He was an inspiration to many.
Sad to hear about Stephen Hawking. What a remarkable life. His contributions to science will be used as long as there are scientists, and there are many more scientists because of him. He spoke about the value and fragility of human life and civilisation and greatly enhanced both
— Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox) March 14, 2018
13. His timing is truly astronomical.
So let me get this straight….. Stephen Hawking
-died on Pi Day
-died on Albert Einstein’s birthday
-was born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death
The cosmos is cosmic af
— Mykie (@Glam_And_Gore) March 14, 2018
14. And finally, let’s not forget he had a brilliant sense of humor.
rip stephen hawking, a brilliant mind and deliverer of sick burns pic.twitter.com/v7vQZXHiKJ
— Nicole Zhu (@nicolelzhu) March 14, 2018
Rest in peace, Professor Hawking. You will be missed.
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