By: Lobna Kaka

Stephan Hawking passed away yesterday, 14th of march at the age of 76; it’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday. He had a rare early progressing form of motor neuron diseases gradually paralyzed him over the decades.

“I have lived five decades longer than doctors predicted. I have tried to make use of my time,” he said in 2013 in his autobiographical documentary ‘Hawking’.

“Because every day could be my last I have the desire to make the most of each and every minute,” he added.

Despite his disability the genius Hawking makes some significant scientific contributions to the world that will be regarded for generations to come. He made scientific breakthroughs about black holes and Steller Systems. He was also beloved for his wit and humor.