New Delhi: Stephen Hawking
, the British physicist and black-hole theorist, died at his home in Cambridge in England in the early hours of Wednesday morning. He was 76. Professor Hawking was famous for his theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, which is referred to as Hawking radiation. He suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and was confined to an electric wheelchair for much of his adult life. Diagnosed at age 21, he was one of the world’s longest survivors of ALS. He has also been a motivational speaker and author of several books.
Here’s a look at Stephen Hawking’s famous literary works:
A Brief History of Time reviews the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein and delves into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. The book was on the British Sunday Times best-seller list for a 237 weeks.
Black Holes and Baby…