At the age of 28, Stephen Hawking and his research partner Roger Penrose published a revolutionary paper describing the nature of black holes, a topic that had puzzled physicists. Hawking and
Penrose discovered that black holes can only grow; they could never shrink or divide. Four years later, Hawking and Penrose published one of their most groundbreaking discoveries: Hawking
Radiation. After a black hole has absorbed matter, energy is released, resulting in unstable burnout. Throughout his career Hawking developed his theory of the black hole in the field of quanta
Physics and studied the origin of the universe. He broadened the horizons of quantum mechanics, dissected the principles of the Big Bang, and broadened the understanding of the scientific community
One of his greatest achievements was to make complex scientific findings accessible to the general public. At the age of 46 he published A Brief History of the Time where he explored nature
of time, gravity and the origin of the universe.
He also inquired into a universal theory of physics, a "theory of everything," which could include the mechanics of the universe. Such a theory, he explained, would allow humanity, "the
God's thought. Later in his life, he admitted that he no longer believed that there was a unified theory of everything.
Hawking repeated repeatedly that he was an atheist. He found no reason to believe in a personal God to guide the universe if he believed that observations in physics provide a more substantiated explanation. To
God, he could only be a passive force in the universe, not the creator of it.
Of course, Hawking was always busy debating the existence of God. In an interview with Catholic News Service, Vatican astronomer, physicist and theologian Br. Guy Consolmagno
Explained that "the god," whom Stephen Hawking does not believe, is one I do not believe in. " Despite his atheistic views, Hawking met four popes (Blessed Paul VI by Pope Francis)
always open to discussing the relationship between faith and science and was a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
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Scientific discoveries do not interfere with religious belief, and those with strong religious beliefs can still express valid results. In one of their conferences, Stephen Hawking recognized
The Catholic priest Georges Lemaitre as father of the big bang theory. Hawking would actively contribute to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences by giving lectures on his theory of the black hole
and the origin of the universe.
After his death, Stephen Hawking will be remembered for his determination and intellect. As a theoretical physicist, he is praised for changing the scientific landscape; as a writer, for
Bring science to popular culture; and as an atheist academician, to remain open to the theological debate.