Stephen Hawking Essay

analytical Essay
535 words
535 words

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a mirror planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special”-Stephen Hawking. At the age of 21, Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) which is a type of motor neuron disease that left him paralyzed. Hawking was given only a few years to live yet he powered through his disease. Hawking overcame this life threatening disability to become one of the most influential scientists of our modern day physics.
Stephen Hawking has influenced physics by his incredible work and data explaining his revolutionary ideas evolving around black holes and their role in the universe. One of his influences to physics includes his work researching a certain type of radiation named after Hawking himself. Hawking radiation is the emission of particles of a black hole (Uehling). Hawking discovered that there are subatomic particles coming from the black hole which then releases a form of radiation. Because of Hawking’s discovery, we have learned more about how black holes can disappear. ...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that steven hawking's contributions to physics and astronomy have influenced many with his publications on theories and his effect on the way that children learn.
  • Explains that stephen hawking was diagnosed with lou gehrig's disease, which left him paralyzed, and became one of the most influential scientists of modern-day physics.
  • Analyzes how hawking's research on quantum theory helped us understand our galaxy and some physical laws involving nature.
  • Explains that stephen hawking has influenced many people through his work on physics, education, publications, and lectures. he has overcome his life-threatening disease known as als to become one of the most influential scientists.
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