This was a devastating thing to learn about late last night. As I’m sure many of you are already well aware, the brilliant Stephen Hawking died in the early hours of March 14th. His genius and wonderful contributions to science will always be celebrated and the man himself will be sorely missed. I think it’s pretty fair to say that we build the progress of our world on the works of others and Hawking is one of those people who has not only pushed us forward monumentally but has also inspired a great deal of progress that continues even today.
We would certainly be in a very different place had this amazing human not been a part of this world. I just wanted to take a bit of time to recognize him today, to thank him once again for all he has achieved and given us, and to just express my deep sadness at his passing. Hawking was truly someone with great merit and intelligence, the sort of person that I would hope many will be inspired by.