The world has lost one of its great minds with the passing of Stephen Hawking. A giant among men and a visionary who inspired so many, and who had a unique vision of time and space that is beyond the understanding of most of us on this planet.
He was born on the 8th of January 1942 in Oxford, England, and earned a place at Oxford University to read natural science in 1959, before studying for his PhD at Cambridge. He was diagnosed with motor neurone disease early in 1963 and given two years to live. Fortunately he proved that not every deadline has to be reached and he left his mark on civilisation that will be with us for a long time.
“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet” – Professor Stephen Hawking
Our planet is a much poorer place as a result of his passing.