Reuters: Hawking admitted to hospital

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ZeroClub, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

    7,619 Messages
    0 Likes Received

    Hawking admitted to hospital

    Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's foremost physicists, has been urgently admitted to hospital, Cambridge University said in a statement today.

    Mr Hawking (67) who is wheelchair-bound and almost completely paralysed by a wasting illness, was taken to a local hospital in Cambridge, where he is a professor of applied mathematics.

    "Professor Hawking is very ill and has been taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital," the statement said.

    Mr Hawking is renowned for his work on black holes and quantum gravity. He is considered one of the world's leading scientists having achieved global recognition with the publication of A Brief History of Time in 1988.

    A spokesman for Cambridge University was unable to confirm what Mr Hawking was suffering from.

    A source said Mr Hawking had been ill for a couple of weeks, with his condition deteriorating since he returned from a trip to the United States at the weekend.

    He has previously been treated for pneumonia and the source said that it appeared his latest illness was related to a chest infection, although he stressed there was no diagnosis yet.
  2. xWraithx

    xWraithx Benched

    3,449 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    one of the greatest minds this world has ever known - truly amazing with his disabilities

    has a good sense of humor too
  3. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

    9,006 Messages
    2,022 Likes Received
    I dont know if he is the greatest mind. But i do know this, if he wants an intelligent conversation, hes talking to himself.
  4. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

    17,845 Messages
    6,250 Likes Received
    He is a brilliant mind, and I hope he pulls through. More than anyone else, Hawking was responsible for making the Big Bang the preeminent cosmological model. He showed that the universe and even time itself had a beginning.

Share This Page