Stephen Hawking: A man who changed our understanding of universe

Stephen Hawking's life transcended the scientific circles in which he was considered an expert, and his death, too, is being mourned by the public at large.

    Tributes have been pouring in from around the world for one of the world's greatest scientists, Stephen Hawking, who has died at the age of 76. Although he was well-respected in scientific circles early on, the physicist gained global acclaim in 1988 for his book, A Brief History of Time, and garnered such cultural influence that he was given guest-starring roles in Star Trek and The Simpsons.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba looks back at the life of the man who many consider changed our understanding of the universe.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    Answer as many correct questions in 90 seconds to win the World Cup with your favourite team.

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.