Popular Physicist Stephen Hawking Signs Up on Facebook

Popular Physicist Stephen Hawking Signs Up on FacebookAnother renowned and interesting individual has joined Facebook. Popular physicist Stephen Hawking has finally decided to provide netizens from around the world a glimpse into his curious world through his own account on the social networking site, which is available to be accessed by the public and general.

On one of his latest public messages posted just last weekend, Hawking said that he has always wondered how the universe exists. He invites everyone to join his curious journey and understand the world more.

According to the FB profile data, the account was created last October 7. On a note, it was indicated that the page is being maintained by a team commissioned by Hawking. But it was also reiterated that Hawking’s personal posts would be personally signed with ‘SH.’

Knowing Hawking more

Ever since the account was created, the administrators have already posted several interesting materials. Those include several insights that are obviously meant to inform and inspire. There was also a video featuring Hawking as he takes the ALS challenge recently.

Interestingly, Hawking was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) when he was 21 years old. In 1963, he also suffered from motor neurone disease or MND. When that happened, he was given just two years to live. But that did not deter him from going to Cambridge and later on becoming a researcher and then a Gonville and Caius
College Professional Fellow after.

Speculations on FB signup timing

He served as a Lucasian Professor at Cambridge from 1979 to 2009, taking the same position that physicist Isaac Newton held in 1663. He was also conferred a membership into the US National Academy of Science, was declared a Royal Society fellow, and was a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1982.

Some observers think that Hawking’s Facebook account is part of the marketing strategy to help increase awareness about his upcoming biopic entitled ‘The Theory of Everything.’ However, as of press time, any promotion is still to be published about the movie. So far, Hawking’s Facebook account has already gained around 1.7 million followers from all over the globe. 

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