I would like to dedicate my first blog to Dr. Stephen Hawking. We sometime face difficulties, in those times we need inspiration, motivation and a story that takes to away from those worries and towards a solution. Those are the situation when life of Dr. Hawking guides me. By looking back at his life, I get inspiration to fight in every situation against all odds, towards success.
He is a renowned physicist, a professor of mathematics at University of Cambridge. He is widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist after Einstein.
Hawking is suffering from a rare disease called motor neuron disease. It is progressively crippling disease. He has been confined to a wheel chair for the last 40 years. Most of his external body organs have also stopped working. For the past 24 years he has not been able to speak because of tracheotomy operations. Hawking’s external organs eyes, ears and little left hand fingers are only active.
In spite of all these physical disabilities he is totally dedicated to his work. His work is on cosmology which is of Einstein’s genius. He worked on General Theory of Relativity. He applied the concept of quantum physics and the concept of thermodynamics to Black- Holes and obtained startling results, including the one showing the possibilities of emission of radiation by a Black-Hole, now named as the Hawking Radiations.
Three years after he had lost his speech, in 1988 he wrote a book ‘A Brief History of Time’ which became an international best seller. American newspaper Chicago times wrote “Hawking is a legend right up there with Galileo Galilee and Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.”
Generally our problems are not bigger than his problems. I got inspiration from Hawking in every situation so whenever I get depressed than I ask myself: Are my problems bigger than Hawking’s problems? Answer to this question will help in motivating us.