In Rome hospitalized Stephen Hawking

В Риме госпитализировали Стивена Хокинга

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking was hospitalized for examination in Rome, Reuters reported with reference to the representative of the scientist.

According to the Agency, 74-year-old Hawking has arrived in the Italian capital for a conference at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, met with Pope Francis. The scientist was hospitalized in the night of Friday in the hospital Gemelli.

The representative of Hawking and a source in the Vatican said that the condition of the hospitalized is not evaluated as serious. It is planned that Hawking will leave the clinic on Saturday.

Stephen Hawking — theoretical physicist, well-known science educator and author of the book “a brief history of time”, which sold 10 million copies. He studied the problem of the origin of cosmological singularity — the initial state of the Universe from which it is, according to the theory of the Big Bang, is constantly expanding.

In 1963, 22-year-old Hawking was diagnosed with “amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” (ALS). The doctors then believed that he left to live two to three years. However, their predictions did not come true, the scientist continued his scientific work, was twice married and became the father of three children. Even completely paralyzed, Hawking leads an active life — studies, teaches, speaks, communicating through a computer speech synthesizer.