Iconic Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Published on 14-03-2018

Renowned physicist and modern cosmology's brightest star, Stephen Hawking passed away today at the age of 76.

Stephen Hawking died Wednesday after complications due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease.

The world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist was best known for his work on black holes.

Hawking used his position as one of the world’s most famous scientists as a platform to discuss a wide range of issues, from the existence of extraterrestrial life to the nature of philosophy.

The physicist’s inspiring ― and turbulent ― personal story was dramatized in the 2014 movie “The Theory of Everything,” which was based on a memoir by Hawking’s first wife, Jane Wilde. Actor Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Hawking in the film won him an Oscar for best actor. The movie had been well received and received rave reviews for portraying the life of the enigmatic scientist.

Indywood Film Carnival expresses its heartfelt condolences to the man who shaped our idea of the universe.