Celebrating the life of Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76

16 March 2018
Portrait of Professor Hawking with quote Disability need not be an obstacle to success"

The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including the celebrated “A Brief History of Time”. Prof. Hawking was regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein, had over a dozen honorary degrees, and was a fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the US National Academy of Science.

At the age of 22 Professor Hawking was given only a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease.

Professor Hawking recognized that his access to high-quality healthcare, support and assistive technologies was essential to ensure his quality of life and contributions to society. He was a strong advocate for an inclusive society, one where persons with disability have access to the highest possible care and support.

EDF will remember him for his hard work and strength in chasing his dreams and changing the world. "Disability need not be an obstacle to success", Stephen Hawking.

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