Famed scientist stephen hawking died yesterday on March 14, 2018. He was 76. Dr. Hawking was a renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, space scientist, and author. He also chaired as the Director of the Center of Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge.

His theoretical prediction about the black holes emitting radiation is called Hawking Theory among the students of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. Among his greatest theories is the Boundless Universe Theory.

Here in this post, we talk about 9 interesting facts about Professor Hawking.

#1. A rare connection with Galileo and Einstein

He was truly a scientist.

If you are a fan of space and solar system, you definitely know about Galileo, don’t you? But, did you know that Stephen Hawking was born on 8 January 1942, which was Galileo Galilei’s 300th anniversary of death?

If you are active on Instagram and Twitter, I am sure you must have seen someone talking about the great scientist Albert Einstein yesterday. 14 March is the birth anniversary of Einstein.

Another connection with science and mathematics – Dr Hawking died on the Pie Day.

And, because of being too much into science and mathematics, he was nicknamed “Einstein” in school.

#2. Hated biology

Stephen never liked biology, because he was interested in quantum physics and mathematics. If science were cinema, biology and quantum physics would be two completely different genres. Once he told in an interview, he liked physics and maths because of clearly defined concepts.

#3. Not a student of good grades

Despite being the finest brain, Stephen Hawking was not good at grades. At the age of nine, he was ranked the worst student in his class.

#4. Built a computer in high school

Hawking, his friends, and his mathematics teacher reworked an old telephone to turn it into a computer. He just used a telephone switchboard and some clock and machine parts to build a computerone of the first computers on the planet.

#5. Best-selling author

Did you know Professor Stephen Hawking was the best-selling author of his time? His book “A brief History of Time” was put in the best-seller category for 237 weeks continuously in the Sunday Times.

Well, that book has its own space in the world of literature. But, did you know he also wrote books for kids? Yes, he did.

He along with his daughter wrote two books, sequels: George's Secret Key to the Universe and George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt.

#6. He never got a Nobel

Everybody is talking about him now. The Internet got flooded with articles on his life and career and theories just after his death.

He was the greatest scientist of his time – that we can say without a doubt.

Still, he never got a Noble Prize for any of his theories such as the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction about the black holes emitting radiation. He never even got a nomination.

#7. American accent

Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford, England. But, he had an American accent. It was his mechanical voice coming through his speech synthesizer, which had an American accent.

#8. Ice-Bucket challenge

Dr. Hacking accepted the Ice-Bucket challenge in 2014, but he could not complete it due to poor health conditions. It was his children who completed it on his behalf.

#9. Gave voice to his character on TV

In an episode of The Simpsons, one of the most popular TV shows, he lent his voice to his character. Additionally, he appeared in many TV shows, including a few science documentaries and of course, Star Trek: Next Generation.

Even though Dr. Stephen Hawking has gone, his fans and followers believe that he has slipped into another dimension of the Universe. He will always be missed!