Twitter flooded with demand for posthumous Nobel for Stephen Hawking

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Fans of the recently-deceased Theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, have taken to Twitter to demand a posthumous Nobel Prize for him. The renowned scientist and the author of the best-seller, A Brief History of Time, died peacefully on March 14.

The demise of the well-loved physicist took Twitterati by storm and broke the Internet.  American artist, Bill Sienkiewicz, shared a picture of the scientist and wrote, “R.I.P. Stephen Hawking. #StephenHawking. Posthumous Nobel. It’s time”.

One fan tweeted, “Could not be more true – maybe just name a prize for him as well – a mind that could see time and space in a new way and remain connected enough and caring enough to try and explain it to the rest of us. We were lucky to have met him ..”

Another wrote, “He doesn’t need a posthumous award. The inscription on the tomb of Sur Christopher Wren would be a perfect citation for the achievement of Professor Hawking. LECTOR SI MONUMENTUM REQUIRIS CIRCUMSPICE”.

While the late Stephen Hawking has always been regarded as one of the most brilliant scientific minds, he was eluded by arguably the world’s most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize, his entire career.

In 1963, Professor Hawking contracted a motor neuron disease that gradually paralyzed him over the decades. He was only able to communicate using a single cheek muscle attached to a speech-generating device.

He was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, a fundamental theory in physics which describes nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles.

Professor Hawking is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.

In 2002, he was ranked 25th in the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) poll of the ‘100 Greatest Britons.’

His book – ‘A Brief History of Time’, a popular-science book on cosmology, had appeared on the British Sunday Times best-seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.

The British physicist was also the subject of the 2014 film ‘The Theory Of Everything’, starring British actors, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

Professor Hawking’s children in a statement described him as a great scientist and an extraordinary man, whose work and legacy will live on for many years.

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