Born: 8 January 1942
Died: 14 March 2018
"There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that, I am extremely grateful." - Stephen Hawking
Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. The first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.
Sucks to see him go, though he lived a lot longer than most people expected he would, considering he'd been fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for the bulk of his life.