Steven Hawking Has Passed Away

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Dryson, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Dryson

    Dryson Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 13, 2014
  2. Dryson

    Dryson Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 13, 2014
    Leave your thoughts for Professor Hawking below and let the Black Hole take it too him in a billion bits of information.

    To know the magic behind what Professor Hawking wrote about you have to understand the beginning of faith. Whether that faith be Muslim, Jew or Christian or New Eden or the Khar-Toba.

    One must know the beginning.

    Ride the photon Professor, ride the photon old boy...ride the photon.

    A poem I wrote honoring Professor Hawking

    The Singularity and the Tree Seedling

    The beginning of the Universe is like the tree seedling.
    The Singularity smaller than the seed but both come to be from wanting to be greater,
    The singularity like the tree seedling took in nutrients and built something better. From something that cannot be seen with the human eye to something that can be see in the tree that branches out in many directions like arms of Universe.
    Each branch of the tree like the quantum network of energy in the Universe branching out but like a highway. Both networks carrying billions and billions of information back and forth on the high way each second. Circling, rising and falling around each other the bits of information get on and off the highway every moment.
    At the end of each branch there is the bud where that blossoms into a new seed every year. A harbor of life like every galaxy in the Universe, but a galaxy on the tree of life.
    A bud fed by the singularity through the veins of the quantum network into the tree that is millions of times larger than then it had been, just like the singularity that was millions of times smaller than the Universe is now.
    The new seed drops when it has become what the Universe needs it took be. The leaves wave good-bye and their soul is heard in the wind of the rustling trees. The new carrier of life descends into the darkness of the ground that is the void of space-time.
    Day by day and year by year the process of the Singularity and the Tree Seedling continues to grow outwards like the roots of the Great White Oak and the Greatest of the Greatest Redwoods and all those galaxies in between. There roots digging deeper into soil of the Universe to seek nourishment like the Singularity so that life will flourish all across the Universe of space and time.
    Know that I am there. Know that I am here. Know that everywhere is where the seed of humanity needs to be, but of the Universe.
  3. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 1, 2011
    milky way, outer spiral arm, Sol 3
    this is very sad news. I was so fortunate as to once meet him at a scientific congress. I've rarely seen a celebrity with so little airs and graces. A completely down to earth person, gentle, friendly and with the sadly rare ability to explain complicated things in a simple way. A man who could pass on his enthusiasm like a desease and infected everyone he met.

    Fittingly for an astrophysician, he not only was born on Galilei's 300th death anniversary but also passed away on the 30est Pi-Day.
  4. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 28, 2009
    The glorious Shetland Isles!
    Sad news about a remarkable man.
  5. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    Sittin' on the dock of the bay. Wastin' time...
    RIP Mr. Hawking. Thanks for devoting your life to knowledge.
  6. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 27, 2001
    Really sad news, he will be missed.
  7. bigglesworth

    bigglesworth Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 2, 2017
    March 14 is also Albert Einstein's birthday.

    Very sad news. R.I.P. Professor Hawking.
  8. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
    Very sad news. RIP :(
  9. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 14, 2004
    Bulent's Cafe
    The BBC showed an edition of the Horizon program about Hawking from 1983 before he started using a voice synthesizer. He predicted that a unified theory of quantum mechanics and general relativity would likely be based on N=8 supergravity and have a 50% chance of being worked out by 2000. Superstring theory was largely responsible for diverting theoreticians from that path. More recently, N=8 supergravity has had a resurgence of interest. It would be a fitting tribute if this line of research bore fruit.
  10. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Captain Captain

    Dec 26, 2002
    Houston, we have a problem...
    They would - hopefully - name it for him!

    (Of course, there's already "Hawking Radiation" but..)
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  11. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    A toast to the future then.

    To emptier wheelchairs, and fuller minds.

    The chariot of Helios....unoccupied.
  12. Discofan

    Discofan Fleet Captain Captain

    Feb 23, 2018
    Benedict Cumberbatch played Stephen Hawking in a TV film. He did a great job.