21
Tuesday
August 2018
11:22 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Main News
British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at his home aged 76
 
(London, Mar 14, 2018): World famous British scientist Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology's brightest star known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity, died today at his home in Cambridge aged 76.

Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.

"He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world," the statement said.

"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 for ever," it said.

Hawking contracted motor neurone disease in 1963 and was given two years to live but he went on to study at Cambridge and became one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein.

Hawking's first major breakthrough came in 1970, when he and Roger Penrose applied the mathematics of black holes to the entire universe and showed that a singularity, a region of infinite curvature in spacetime, lay in our distant past: the point from which came the big bang.

Hawking's seminal contributions continued through the 1980s. The theory of cosmic inflation holds that the fledgling universe went through a period of terrific expansion.

In 1982, Hawking was among the first to show how quantum fluctuations tiny variations in the distribution of matter might give rise through inflation to the spread of galaxies in the universe.

But it was A Brief History of Time that rocketed Hawking to stardom. Published for the first time in 1988, the title made the Guinness Book of Records after it stayed on the Sunday Times bestsellers list for an unprecedented 237 weeks. It sold 10 million copies and was translated into 40 different languages.

Hawking won the Albert Einstein Award, the Wolf Prize, the Copley Medal, and the Fundamental Physics Prize. The Nobel prize, however, eluded him.

The world famous physicist and cosmologist was the subject of the 2014 film 'The Theory Of Everything', which starred Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.(PTI)


Centre to Supreme Court: ‘Decision taken to reduce Mullaperiyar water level’
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Half of Kerala reels under floods as 29 die, 54,000 are homeless
Idukki dam: All five shutters opened
Rains claim 26 lives in Kerala; Scores of dams opened
Red alert issued in Wayanad
Idukki dam shutter opened for trial run
Idukki dam reaches 2399; Trial run to be staged soon
Karunanidhi: Sea of humanity lays Kalaignar to rest at Marin
M Karunanidhi, DMK chief and former Tamil Nadu chief minister, dies aged 94
President Ram Nath Kovind stresses need to address political violence in Kerala, says it has no place in Constitution
The water level at the Idukki dam reached 2396.26 feet
Three storeyed building collapses in Palakkad; 11 injured, more feared to be trapped under debris
Star Singer fame Manjusha Mohandas passes away
Trial run to be held when the water level reaches 2398 feet
V.M. Sudheeran resigns from UDF high power committee
Not vying for PM post, BJP nervous because of Oppn unity: Mamata
Heavy rain to continue for five more days
Idukki dam: Code Orange issued as water level reaches 2395 feet
Pinarayi Vijayan will head to the US for treatment
KERALA NEWS
Bodies found as flood recedes
 Kochi: At least a thousand people are still stranded at five villages around Chengannur town, even  
28 more services from Trivandrum International airport
Kerala flood: Papa CJ expressed his willingness to perform at fund-raiser programmes
Declare Kerala floods a national disaster: Rahul Gandhi asks PM
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Lombok
 (Lombok, Aug 17, 2018):An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 on Richter scale rocked the island of L
12 of Imran’s 21 cabinet members held key posts during Musharraf regime
Imran Khan Elected New Pakistan PM, Seen In Tears After Vote
'He's innocent': US threatens more sanctions on Turkey if pastor not freed
NATIONAL NEWS
SC judges to contribute to Kerala flood relief fund
 New Delhi: The judges of the Supreme Court will contribute to the Kerala flood relief fund, Chief Ju
Rahul Gandhi Demands More Fund, Kiren Rijiju Says 'no Politics'
West Bengal govt to give Rs 10 crore for Kerala flood relief: Mamata Banerjee
Swami Agnivesh assaulted on way to pay homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.