Stephen Hawking Exhibition: From his wheelchair to the stars

“Be curious (…) look up at the stars and not down at your feet.” – Stephen Hawking

This is the latest message from Stephen Hawking, the legendary physicist / cosmologist whose sudden appearance at the Science Museum in London caused a sensation. The Museum -on the occasion of his birthday- hosts an exhibition titled ‘Stephen Hawking: A 70th Birthday Celebration’:
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/hawking.aspx

Incredible how a man diagnosed with motor neuron disease when he was just 21 (back in 1963) and told he would live no longer than 5 more years has defied medical science the way he did, but even more, it’s awe-inspiring how a man physically-challenged in every way possible has defied his paralysis to change our understanding of the universe and our position in it.

Happy Birthday Sir!

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