Random Stephen Hawking Facts: 11-15
11. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario appointed Stephen Hawking as first Distinguished Research Chair.
12. In 2004, Stephen Hawking reversed his own theory (given in 1966) that black holes swallow up everything in their own path forever. He declared that black holes can never support space travel into other universes.
13. Stephen Hawking was the person who found out that black holes emit radiations. He found it by combining quantum theory with theory of relativity.
14. We know that Albert Einstein is well-known for the equation E=mc2. Stephen Hawking is no different. He is well-known for the equation:
15. Hawking strongly believes that time travel is possible with our current understanding but says that there has to be Chronology Protection Law in place to prevent time travelers from traveling back in time and killing their parents. Source
Random Stephen Hawking Facts: 16-20
16. When Hawking was in his teens, he built a computer from recycled parts. Of course, he took help from several of his friends. The computer he built along with his friends was used for solving rudimentary mathematical equations. Source
17. The 1965 doctoral thesis of Stephen Hawking was posted by Cambridge University on its website in October 2017. The demand for the paper was so high that university’s website was overwhelmed by visitors and the server crashed! Source
18. In 2006, Hawking publicly advocated the colonization of other planets by humans. At the same time he also expressed his wish to go into space and joked that billionaire Richard Branson will help him. Guess what? Richard Branson paid for all the expenses for Hawking’s 2007 zero-gravity experience! Source
19. Back in 2006 when Hawking was in Vatican for cosmology conference, Pope John Paul II discouraged him from studying the universe stating that the origin of the universe was God’s work and it shouldn’t be explored. Source
20. When Hawking was in school, his friends gave him the nickname – ‘Einstein’. Source
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