Famed scientist, theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astronomer, mathematician and author Stephen Hawking passed away yesterday, leaving behind a legendary body of work challenging our knowledge of the cosmos and what it holds for humankind. Hawking was 76.
Some of the British-born scientist's most famous works include A Brief History of Time, The Theory of Everything and The Grand Design, which explore the ideas of time, how the universe was created, parallel dimensions, what will happen when the universe ceases to exist and other quantum physics theories. Despite being diagnosed with a rare early-onset form of ALS at the age of 21, Hawking continued teaching, researching and sharing his findings and theories with the world until the time he died.
A variety of works written by and about Hawking can be found in the online catalog of the Marathon County Public Library and Wisconsin Valley Library Service, as well as a few DVDs about Hawking's life and work, including the 2014 biopic The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne. Take a look the list of our Stephen Hawking-related materials below and read some of his brilliant and thought-provoking work for yourself.