R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

Supergeniet Stephen Hawking har gått bort. Han blev 76 år gammal.

Stephen Hawking var en fysiker från Storbritannien som författat flera böcker om livet och kosmos. Han anses vara en av världens supergenier i par med Einstein.

Stephen blev mest känd för sin forskning inom kosmologi och kvantmekanik där han bland annat hade en teori om att svarta hål avger strålning.

Här är några av hans mest kända citat, enligt AP:

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.”

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”

“For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”