London / British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76 at his home in Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a spokesperson for the Hawking family said in a statement to the media on Wednesday.
The scientist will go down in history as the creator of the “big bang” theory – a term he used to refer to the origin of space and time – among other accomplishments, while he was also known for his work on black holes that, according to him, are not completely black because they emit radiation.
His 1988 bestseller, A Brief History of Time, is a compilation of a good part of his discoveries and theories, and has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.
Hawking reversed his original theory on black holes in 2004 and put forward a new one, which put into question the holes being a kind of bottomless pit, as he himself had maintained.
In July 2015, he presented a research project on alien life at the Royal Society of London.
The theoretical physicist, born into a family of Oxford intellectuals on Jan. 8, 1942, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 1963.
In a wheelchair since 2005, he could only communicate by moving a muscle under his eye with which he operated a speech synthesizer. (March 14, 2018, EFE/Practica Español)
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un científico ha sido hospitalizado.
ha muerto un conocido físico.
ha muerto un químico.
de Reino Unido.
de Estados Unidos.
Hawking nunca estuvo interesado en estudiar el universo.
Hawking realizó estudios sobre el origen del universo.
Hawking no llegó a publicar nada relacionado con el universo.
no aborda temas relacionados con la física.
está relacionada con el origen del espacio y del tiempo.
no explica el origen del espacio y del tiempo.
Hawking no abordó el tema de los agujeros negros.
el propio Hawking hizo una nueva teoría sobre los agujeros negros.
Hawking siempre pensó que no había nada en los agujeros negros.
No se sabe.