New Star in the Universe

I don’t know what I really had planned to write today but probably something along the lines of pie because today is Pi Day. For those of you who don’t know, Pi is an impossible, yet genius mathematical formula that’s regarded highly across physicists and mathematicians alike. That’s pretty much the extent I know about it because I personally suck at both subjects. Here’s what it looks like:

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Now today is the greatest excuse to eat pie as well. Places all over the world celebrate today with various types of pies. There’s even a Google doodle because today marks the 30th anniversary of Pi Day:

30th Anniversary of Pi Day!

However on top of all that, I woke up to the sad news that Stephen Hawking has died. It’s very sad but also kind of fitting that he would die on such a day. This Pi day will go down in history because Stephen Hawking will always be remembered. If you did not who this is, just Google the man. He was absolutely brilliant for someone who fought ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) for over 50 years. This disease did not stop his creativity nor his ingenuity in the field of physics. It’s thanks to him that we know as much about black holes as we do. He was a very encouraging individual and we’ve definitely lost a great hero. But that’s okay because all you have to do is look up to the stars as he would always say and never give up. Rest in paradise, professor.

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16 thoughts on “New Star in the Universe

  1. An excuse to eat pie today! Yay! πŸ˜‚

    It’s so sad about Stephen Hawking, but he lived such a good life for having the disease that he had. I hope they’ll make further advances with ALS to halt the progression.

    Great post, Nel. Have an awesome Wednesday. πŸ’–

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    1. Thanks Jenn. I agree. I think the advances have been significant to have kept him with us for as long as it did so it can only get better.
      You have an awesome Wednesday yourself! πŸ™‚

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    1. Bahahahahahahaha yeah I almost stopped to get pie for dessert on the way home but refrained lol. I suck too don’t worry! We’re in the same canoe. And yes super sad but his legacy lives on!

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  2. I cried when I was still awake at 1am and saw the news he’d died. Such a remarkable, extraordinary man. So brilliant. I just finished reading an ARC written by a neuroscientist..to be published next week..about a concert pianist diagnosed with ALS, and it was a gutwrenching read. So devastating what the disease does to the body and so fast the progression till total loss of function or death; it’s truly remarkable he lived as long as he did. The universe has truly gained another star today. πŸŽ‡

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    1. Oh! I hope to read your review about that story. It is very quite sad indeed but yes, science and technology plus his will to live of course propelled him to live so long despite his disease and that’s absolutely wonderful. I’m watching Jessica Jones and one of the lawyers on there is developing it but so far she’s not going down without a fight. That kind of stuff is so encouraging to see. Thanks for the wonderful comment Stephanie! πŸ™‚

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      1. It was such a good book…by the same author who wrote the book Still Alice about alzheimers. I hope to get my review up on Tuesday, but I haven’t had a chance since Kayley has been sick all week again and we both have strep again for the umpteenth time since Oct! Ugh! But I will get it written eventually! It is amazing! No one I’ve ever read about or known (only 1 person) who was diagnosed with ALS ever lived longer than 3 or 4 yrs with the disease, and in the book, I think it was 18 mths before he died because he couldn’t breathe anymore. It was awful to read what it does to the family as well. Just a horrible disease. I think my oldest watches Jessica Jones..I’ll have to ask him! That’s great they are showcasing the disease. Maybe it will get more awareness. I know the goal is to have a cure or at least a viable treatment by 2020, and I hope they accomplish that!! You’re welcome! I hope you and the bun are feeling ok! πŸ™‚

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