Stephen Hawking, the British mathematician and physicist famed for his work on black holes, and author of best selling book "A Brief History Of Time", was rushed to a hospital Monday and was seriously ill, reports hawking, stephen hawkings, stephen hawking ill, stephen hawkins, steven hawking
Stephen Hawking Hospitalized, Reported 'Very Ill' Stephen Hawking has been rushed to a hospital and is seriously ill,The university said Hawking has been fighting a chest infection for several weeks, and was being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, the university city north of London.
NASA StarChild image of Stephen Hawking, 1999
For some years, Hawking has been almost entirely paralyzed, and he communicates through an electronic voice synthesizer activated by his fingers.

Hawking was involved in the search for the great goal of physics — a "unified theory" — which would resolve contradictions between Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, which describes the laws of gravity that govern the motion of large objects like planets, and the Theory of Quantum Mechanics, which deals with the world of subatomic particles.

"A complete, consistent unified theory is only the first step: our goal is a complete understanding of the events around us, and of our own existence," he wrote in his best-selling book, "A Brief History of Time," published in 1988.

Brian Dickie, director of research at the Motor Neurone Disease Association, said only 5 percent of people diagnosed with ALS survive for 10 years or longer. reports yahoo news.
about Hawking
Hawking is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge (but intends to retire from this post in 2009), He has also achieved success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; these include the runaway bestseller A Brief History of Time, which stayed on the British Sunday Times bestseller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts,and a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Science. On 20 April, 2009, Cambridge University released a statement saying that Hawking was "very ill" with a chest infection, and had been admitted to Addenbrooke's Hospital.
I wish the best for him in beating this. Long Live Stephen Hawking.