“Those who live in the shadow of death are often those who live most”.

One of the most courageous man and among the most brilliant scientific minds ever, Stephen Hawking passed away in the age of 76. For Hawking, the early diagnosis of his terminal disease, and witnessing the death from leukemia of a boy he knew in hospital, ignited a fresh sense of purpose. “Although there was a cloud hanging over my future, I found, to my surprise, that I was enjoying life in the present more than before. I began to make progress with my research,” he once said. Embarking on his career in earnest, he declared: “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”