Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died early today at his home in Cambridge, England at the age of 76. He elevated Canada’s profile in the physics community in 2008 when he accepted a research post at the country’s “crown jewel” of theory. Stephen Hawking had a brilliant mind that ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease. Hawking wrote the mysteries of space, time and black holes that his book, A Brief History of Time, became an international bestseller, making him one of science’s biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein.
Dr. Nigel Smith, Director of SNOLAB and the SNOLAB Institute Board of Directors were honoured to welcome Dr. Stephen Hawking to visit SNOLAB in 2012. (Photo from snolab.ca)