Fans and Colleagues Remember Stephen Hawking: ‘Our World Has Lost a Shining Light’


Fans and colleagues marked the death of renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking on Twitter Tuesday night, remembering the impact the scientist made, both on human understanding and on worldwide popular culture.
Hawking died at the age of 76, bringing a close a lengthy career dedicated to understanding the vast workings of the universe. His scientific insights covered myriad fascinating subjects, including quantum mechanics, time travel, the birth and death of the universe, and black holes.
But as much a part of Hawking’s fame as his incredible brilliance was his ability to convey knowledge and understanding to others. His 1988 bestselling book “A Brief History of Time” worked to convey the science of cosmology to people with no background with the complex subject. He would go on to publish numerous popular science books throughout his career, all of which helped spark an interest and passion for science in readers.
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Hawking made a massive impact on the world all while dealing with the effects of the neuro-degenerative disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). When he was diagnosed at 21, in 1963, doctors gave him only a few years to live.
But though Hawking’s body suffered, his incredible mind did not. He defied his disease, which mostly paralyzed him and kept him wheelchair-bound for most of his life, and doctors’ expectations. He contributed to humanity’s understanding of the universe in incredible ways — both through his theories, and through his work as an author. Hawking used his celebrity to share inspire people to look out at the universe and to try to understand what they saw there.
Colleagues and fans took to Twitter to remember Hawking and reflect on his incredible impact on the world, sharing the quotes, discoveries and ideas that have made the scientist such a huge part of culture.
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His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018

In loving memory of Stephen Hawking. It was an honor to have him on The #BigBangTheory. Thank you for inspiring us and the world.
— The Big Bang Theory (@bigbangtheory) March 14, 2018

Farewell Stephen Hawking. A great man. Honored to have spent time with him. RIP.
— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) March 14, 2018

Our world has lost a shining light. Stephen Hawking defied expectation. Blessed with a brilliant mind and uncommon grace, he opened so many minds to the wonders of our universe. Courageous and unbowed by adversity, he believed deeply in the power reason. May he rest in peace.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) March 14, 2018

Key discoveries made by #StephenHawking, a thread:-1970: discovers using quantum theory and general relativity, you can show that black holes can emit radiation-1973: Publishes journal on Hawking radiation, the theory that black holes could leak energy and particles into space
— Nerdist (@nerdist) March 14, 2018

RIP Stephen Hawking. Genuinely very sad to hear that. If you haven’t, read A Brief History of Time. It’ll make the world feel more amazing and beautiful and strange. It’ll also make you feel smart and stupid all at once.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 14, 2018

R.I.P. Stephen Hawking. Among his many profound contributions to this world was this simple sentiment: “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.”
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS at 21 & given just 2 years to live. Not only did he defy the odds for 52 years, even as his body failed him, his mind soared. I hope his meeting with the Universe was beyond even his wildest imagining. ????
— Caissie St.Onge (@Caissie) March 14, 2018

Nooo! I’m so so sad to see the news about Stephen Hawking, and at the same time I imagine him learning something new for the last time, and smiling, and I know that the world was richer with him in it.
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) March 14, 2018

I just heard about Stephen Hawking’s passing. He was both a genius and my favorite Simpsons character. We’ll miss you, buddy.
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) March 14, 2018
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I just read about the passing of #StephenHawking and I feel like we’ve lost something so tremendous it can never be replaced.
— Justin Guarini (@JustinGuarini) March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking was always one of those “pillar people” in life. Not as ephemeral as a celebrity or a politician. Someone who seemed eternal; you assumed he existed before and after you. And in a way, he absolutely will.
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) March 14, 2018

Over billions and billions of years of accidents and reactions, the universe managed create the brilliant mind of Stephen Hawking, and in turn he dared to understand the universe. Back to the stars, Mr. Hawking.
— Nick HurWITCH HUNT! (@heWIZARD) March 14, 2018

May you ride some stardust to another dimension and watch over us. #RIP #StephenHawking
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) March 14, 2018

Farewell to Stephen Hawking, the most intelligent guest star in the brief history of The Simpsons
— Matt Selman (@mattselman) March 14, 2018

“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.”Godspeed on your journey to the stars. #StephenHawking ???? ???? ????
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) March 14, 2018

We were on earth at the same time as Stephen Hawking.
That’s kind of a miraculous thing.
We breathed the same air as the man who demystified the stars.
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) March 14, 2018

You’re not imagining it — there really is a mess of time travel shows available right now. Whether you’re watching on TV, cable or streaming, there’s no shortage of time-hopping shows that are messing up history.
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“Frequency” (season 1 on Netflix)A police detective believes her father was killed 20 years earlier while undercover. When a HAM radio somehow connects her to her father in the past, the pair set out to change things — but a serial killer alters the past and their plans. The first season just ended, making this the perfect time to catch up.
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“Dark” (season 1 on Netflix)
“Dark” is a German, English-dubbed sci-fi show that’s about a small town where local kids keep disappearing. Things get weird in a hurry as different time periods are introduced, but “Dark” is one of the best time travel shows out there at keeping everything straight and making sense, but with tons of nearly paradoxical twists and turns. 

“Future Man” (season 1 on Hulu)
Even though it’s a time travel comedy with the same goofball sense of humor as Executive Producer Seth Rogen’s movies, “Future Man” is surprisingly in-the-know about time travel. It’s also hilarious, particularly when it hits its stride toward the middle, jumping around to the 1950s, the 1980s, and the futuristic home of “The Terminator” Director James Cameron. Plus, it has one of the best, most intelligent “Back to the Future” parodies ever.

“The Flash” (season 1 on Netflix, new episodes on CW)DC Comics hero Barry Allen can run so fast, he can travel through time. Once he does, he realizes that time travel is central to what turned him into a hero, and to the plans of his nemesis.
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“11.22.63” (series on Hulu)James Franco goes back in time to try to stop John F. Kennedy’s assassination in this adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Trouble is, he’s stuck in the ’60s for years before the actual event, and the universe keeps trying to kill him. The complete miniseries is on Hulu.

“Outlander” (seasons 1-2 on STARZ)A woman is magically sucked through time from the 1940s to the 1740s in “Outlander.” She falls in love and tries to stop some historically awful events, but mostly spends her time trying to avoid getting raped. It comes up a lot, actually.
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“Quantum Leap” (seasons 1-5 on Hulu)Thrown through time, Sam Beckett finds himself inhabiting the bodies of people throughout history. Each time he leaps, he has to figure out why he’s arrived when he has to try to fix a variety of situations for the better.

“Continuum” (seasons 1-4 on Netflix)Sixty years in the future, corporations have taken over the world. A group of terrorists travel back in time to start a class war to keep it from happening, along with a cop who tries to stop them.

“Travelers” (season 1 on Netlix)The future is bleak, so time travelers are trying to fix it by beaming themselves into the bodies of people in 2016 who are about to die. Taking over their lives, the travelers work like sleeper cells in an attempt to alter history. They have no idea if it’s working.
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“Timeless” (season 1 on Hulu)There’s a bad guy time traveler who keeps trying to mess up American history, and good guy time travelers try to stop him. Every time they do, the present gets a little more messed up.

“12 Monkeys” (season 1 on Hulu)Based on the Terry Gilliam-directed, Bruce Willis-starring movie, “12 Monkeys” explores and expands on the original with Willis seeing his own death. There are a lot more time travel shenanigans here, especially for fans of the movie.

“FlashForward” (season 1 on Watch ABC)An unknown event gives everyone in the world a six-second look into their future. In the aftermath, the FBI tries to find out what caused the event, and everyone else tries to figure out if they can change their future.

“Primeval” (seasons 1-5 Hulu)Dinosaurs are turning up in the UK, thanks to strange time anomalies. A team of scientists tries to figure out what’s going on, and battle a few huge creatures along the way.

“Legends of Tomorrow” (new episodes on The CW)The world is headed toward disaster, so a rogue time traveler jumps back in time to gather super humans to stop it. They go on to fight to protect history from the supervillains who are trying to change it.

“Doctor Who” (BBC)More whimsical than scientific, the titular Doctor recruits companions from Earth to travel with him through time and space. Mostly, it’s to battle monsters, robots, cyborgs and aliens to save the planet.

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