By Paul Schmitt
A renowned British scientist is being remembered by local high school physics teachers for his famed work with black holes and relativity. Stephen Hawking, who died early Wednesday morning at the age of 76, wrote several popular science books on theoretical physics. Sturgeon Bay High School Physics teacher Rob Tess says he uses Hawking quotes is in his classroom to make a point to his students.
Hawking was the Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge and lived most of his life living with ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Tess says it was quite the coincidence that Hawkings passed away on National PI day, which is the annual day scientists and mathematicians celebrate the value pi being 3.14.
Luxemburg-Casco High School Physics and Math teacher Jim Moss referred to Hawking as the “Einstein” of theoretical physics.