Stephen Hawking was born exactly on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. Stephen Hawking and Einstein both passed away at the age of 76 and Stephen Hawking passed away on Einstein’s birthday, March 14. March 14th also happens to be Pi Day. For many, it is an almost cosmic coincidence between three great geniuses of science. But what about really?
Stephen Hawking was the man who brought science to all. Author of the international bestseller A Brief History of Time (his work is not only limited to the book…), his book appeared on the bestseller list of the British Sunday Times for a record 237 weeks, for example.
Born on 8 January 1942, Hawking exposed what became the second law of black hole dynamics. He was the man who extended the concepts of the singularity theorem first explored in his doctoral thesis. Professor Hawking published proof that if the universe obeys the general theory of relativity and corresponds to one of the models of physical cosmology developed by Alexander Friedmann.
The British scientist is also known for his warnings. He recently explained that humans may still have a hundred years to live on Earth, he also predicted how Earth would become a”ball of fire” in about 600 years. Professor Hawking also said that if we find evidence of extraterrestrial life, we should be wary of what we send, because extraterrestrials may not be as benevolent as we think.
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And the mysterious link between Einstein, Galileo and Hawking ?
It is often said that in life there are no coincidences but causalities. Anyway, there are many things in Stephen Hawking’s life story that cannot be neglected.
As said above, the British scientist was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford, exactly on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the death of the Italian mathematician and physicist Galileo Galilei, who is linked to the scientific revolution and is considered the father of physics and modern astronomy. Also, Hawking merged Einstein’s theory of relativity with quantum theory to suggest that space and time began with the Big Bang and end in black holes.
But the study of physics and more precisely that work is not the only coincidence between the two: Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking died at the same age, 76 years. And by coincidence, the date of the English scientist’s death coincides with Einstein’s birth on March 14. March 14th also happens to be Pi Day. Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π.
Everything seems to indicate that the study of science was not the only point of connection in the lives of the three most revolutionary scientists in human history.
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