A) He has changed the way we think black holes, the solar system, and the universe
B) A genius (like Einstein and Marie Curie) who is 70 years old.
C) he holds the mathematics “chair” at Cambridge University in England, the same position held by Sir Isaac Newton and Einstein.
D) All of the above
Why is he in a wheelchair?
Hawking has a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as motor neurone disease in the UK and as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the US, that has gradually paralysed him over the decades. He now communicates using a single cheek muscle attached to aspeech-generating device.
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- Geniuses: http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spring04/Artigas/Notable.htm