Just now, 14th-March-2018, sad news came from Britain.
The family of Stephen Hawking, an English physicist and author of "A Brief History of Time," announced that Hawking died of his illness at his Cambridge home.
A generation of scientific superstars fell.
Hawking's life is full of legend, possesses great reputation beyond science, honor and controversy.
We cannot forget the important contribution he made to the theory of black hole radiation to astronomy.
We can't forget that he was only able to spend the rest of his life in a special wheelchair because he was suffering from "freeze-freezing." He still kept scientific research, thoughts, and even used a handful of active fingers to control the machine and speak to the public.
We cannot forget that before the AI wave and the search for extraterrestrial civilization, he warned people to maintain their fear of the unknown.
We also cannot forget that his undergraduate work, "A Brief History of Time," has let many children fall in love with science.
Stephen Hawking's Chronology
On January 8, 1942, Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford, England. He was born on the day of 300 years of the death of Galileo Galilei, the father of modern science.
In 1959, Hawking entered the University College of Oxford University and was also his father’s college when he was in college.
In October 1962, Hawking entered the Cambridge University and began his graduate career.
In 1963, at the age of 21, Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, leaving only two years to live.
In October 1964, Hawking and his first wife were set for life.
Among them, there was a teenager.
In 1968, Hawking and George Ellis confirmed the Big Bang.
In 1973, Hawking and Ellis co-authored the "Large-scale Structure of Time and Space", which was Hawking's first book.
In 1975, he obtained the Eddington Medal with Penrose for his extremely important research results in the area of relativity.
In 1975, he won the eleventh World Gold Medal.
In 1976, Hawking was awarded the Maxwell Prize, the Heineman Prize, and the Hughes Medal.
In 1977, only 35-year-old Hawking served as Professor of Gravity Physics at Cambridge University.
In 1978, Hawking received the Einstein Prize and an Honorary Doctorate from Oxford University.
In 1981, Hawking was awarded the Franklin Medal.
In 1982, Hawking was awarded the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
In order to raise the expenses for children's education and family life, Hawking began to write "A Brief History of Time" and completed his first draft in 1984.
In 1985, Hawking was infected with severe pneumonia when he visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research. He must use a living system.
In 1988, "A Brief History of Time" was first published.
In 1992, the "A Brief History of Time" was published in Chinese.
In the spring of 1995, Hawking divorced Jen and ended 31 years of marriage.
In April 1995, Hawking married his second wife, Elaine Mason.
As of 2001, "A Brief History of Time" sold more than 1 million copies and was translated into more than 35 languages.
On November 6, 2001, The Universe in the Nutshell was published.
In 2005, Hawking began using his cheek muscles to control his communications equipment, which could output about one word per minute.
In 2006, Hawking divorced his second wife, Elin Mason, and ended 11 years of living together as a husband and wife.
In 2006, Hawking won the Copley Medal of the Royal Society of England.
In 2007, Hawking and her daughter Lucy complete the children's book "George's secret key to the universe"
In 2008, Hawking went to Spain to attend the Fonseca Prize at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
In 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama awarded Hawking the U.S. highest civilian honorary Presidential Medal of Freedom.
September 7, 2010, "Grand Design" was first published.
In 2013, Hawking won the Special Breakthrough in Basic Physics.
In 2017, Hawking repeatedly warned humans not to contact aliens and kept alert to the threat of artificial intelligence to humans.
In 2017, the private airline Virgin Galactic invited him to roam in space. Hawking immediately promised and looked forward to perfecting the technology to implement the trip. Unfortunately, there has been no trip.