Monday, April 20, 2009

Stephen Hawking In Hospital - Very Sick

One of the great minds of physics and math has fallen ill.

Uber physicist Stephen Hawking is very ill and has been hospitalized with a chest infection and possibly other ailments.

He had reportedly not been feeling well for the last couple of weeks.

The news was released by Cambridge University where he works as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics.

Hawking, 67, suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Hawking has survived for more than 40 years with the disease.

Hawking grew to fame with his 1988 book, "A Brief History of Time", and went on to write "Beyond the Horizon" (2009) and "Fate Of The Universe".

He has also appeared as himself on the smash hits "The Simpsons", "Futurama", "Last Days On Earth", "Alien Planet", "God, the Universe and Everything Else"

Video: Stephen Hawking Lecture Video


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