The most celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76. His breakthrough work has been the theory of cosmology and the interpretation of quantum mechanics. His loss leaves a great vacuum in the scientific community. Here is a round-up of the Twitter community sharing their memories and bidding farewell to the extraordinary genius.
BIG BANG THEORY
— The Big Bang Theory (@bigbangtheory) March 14, 2018
Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist and ambassador of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on @Space_Station in 2014 pic.twitter.com/FeR4fd2zZ5
— NASA (@NASA) March 14, 2018
Neil deGrasse Tyson, American Astrophysicist
His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
Professor Stephen Hawking was an outstanding scientist and academic. His grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world. His demise is anguishing. Professor Hawking’s pioneering work made our world a better place. May his soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 14, 2018
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
We lost a great one today. Stephen Hawking will be remembered for his incredible contributions to science – making complex theories and concepts more accessible to the masses. He’ll also be remembered for his spirit and unbounded pursuit to gain a complet…https://t.co/z1du859Gy2
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) March 14, 2018
Andrew Ng, Cofounder of Coursera
Stephen Hawking once said, “I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.” RIP Professor Hawking, and may we all strive to live as fully as he did.
— Andrew Ng (@AndrewYNg) March 14, 2018
It’s only been a few hours and Stephen Hawking already mathematically proved, to My face, that I don’t exist.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) March 14, 2018
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google
The world has lost a beautiful mind and a brilliant scientist. RIP Stephen Hawking
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) March 14, 2018
Samantha Power, Professor at Harvard University
R.I.P. Stephen Hawking. Among his many profound contributions to this world was this simple sentiment: “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.”
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) March 14, 2018