Revolutionary astrophysicist and author Stephen Hawking passed away aged 76, sending shockwaves throughout the scientific community. Hawking was regarded as one of the greatest theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein. Despite suffering from a paralyzing disease since the early 1960s, he released work explaining some of the biggest mysteries of the cosmos such as Black Holes and the beginning of the Universe, and published several books including the bestseller "A Brief History of Time." Physicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York, April 12, 2016. "He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.
Particle physicists are not happy with Alessandro Strumia. Last week, the particle physicist gave a talk at CERN claiming that men are innately better at physics research than women. Now, the high-energy physics community is pushing back. The presentation, in which Strumia claimed that the reason there are more male physicists than female is because the men are "over-performing", and that physics was "invented and built by men", faced widespread and immediate backlash.
Stephen Hawking's last scientific paper has been released. The final paper that famed physicist Stephen Hawking worked on before he passed away has been published and it deals with a topic bigger than Hawking's legacy – what happens when objects fall into black holes? The paper entitled "Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair," looks into whether black holes keep the information of the things that fall into them. Some theoretical physicists believe they do, while others do not. Hawking argued that because black holes have temperature and hot objects ultimately lose their heat in space, black holes eventually evaporate and disappear.
Will we ever discover alien civilization? There have been enough films about alien take overs and out of this world life forms from Alien to District 9, but now according to British physicist Brian Cox it is unlikely to happen. Professor Cox, best known for presenting Stargazing Live and Wonders of the Universe, has admitted that he believes our search is unlikely to see results because intelligent life destroys itself not long after it evolves. It is one of astronomy's great mysteries: Why, given the estimated 200bn-400bn stars and at least 100bn planets in our galaxy, are there no signs of alien intelligence? According to The Sunday Times, Professor Cox's suggestion is that the rate of advances in science and engineering in any type of alien civilisation may outstrip the development of political institutions able to manage them, leading to a self-destruction model.
LONDON – Stephen Hawking, Britain's most famous scientist, who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the universe, has died at age 76. His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said in a statement carried by Britain's Press Association news agency on Wednesday: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. "He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years." Born on Jan. 8, 1942 -- 300 years to the day after the death of the father of modern science, Galileo Galilei -- he believed science was his destiny. But fate also dealt Hawking a cruel hand.