A tribute to Stephen Hawking, “who made science interesting for everyone” says Valentina Servera

Last night Stephen Hawking passed away at his Cambridge residence at the age of 76.

This man who made science interesting for everyone, who made the sentence “sky is the limit” true,
he always wanted more, and proved it showing us that the universe doesn’t have limits so why should
we?

The science world today has lost one of the most beautiful minds we’ve ever known, I can picture
ourselves talking to out grandchildren about him, and being thankful for having had the chance to live
in the same era as he did.

I don’t know if many of you have seen the movie “The Theory of everything”(2014) – if you haven’t, you should –
but in that movie we could see the most human side of him, doctors only gave him two years after
he got diagnosed with ALS, but luckily for us we got to see him 57 years more, I just can’t imagine
when you’re 21 and they tell you “you’ve only got two years left”, the way he fought against everything,
and still managed to overcome that, and discover the black holes and give us the gift of all his
work and investigations.

Stephen Hawking passed away today at the age of 76.

Hawking might not be with us anymore, but his legacy will be here forever, and I’ve never been good
at science, but I knew about his work, and I knew about everything he discovered, hopefully history
will respect his legacy and his name will be part of the Earth History along with Isaac Newton,
Thomas Edison, Marie Curie or other great names and minds that will never be forgotten.

I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but
I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. – Interview, the Guardian, May 2011

Thanks for everything, Professor, rest in peace.

Valentina Servera

Valentina Servera is a 18 year old from Barcelona, who moved to Glasgow in June to study journalism at Glasgow Clyde College. Valentina is involved in politics as she is part of a youth political party in Catalonia (JERC) and has worked on many occasions with the SNP youth. She loves sports, epecially football, swimming and gymnastics. Valentina trained in gymnastics her entire life and had the chance to represent her country until an injury forced her to retire sooner than what she expected.

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