One of the first to express his condolences was the astrophysicist Neill Degrass Tyson, who worked and communicated with Hawking.
His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018
“His departure left an intellectual vacuum behind him. But not emptiness. Think of this as one of the types of energy in the vacuum that pervades space-time. Stephen Hawking, RIP. 1942-2018 »
He was joined by other scientists, actors, politicians and astronauts, who were shocked by the news of Hawking.
Genius is so fine and rare. Goodbye Professor Hawking. You inspired and taught us all. pic.twitter.com/9Drdnv2eEe
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) March 14, 2018
Astronaut Christopher Hadfield: “Rare and wonderful genius. Farewell, Professor Hawking. You inspired and taught us all ”
The world has lost a beautiful mind and a brilliant scientist. RIP Stephen Hawking
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) March 14, 2018
Sundar Pichai, head of Google: “The world has lost a wonderful mind and a brilliant scientist. RIP Stephen Hawking »
“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious."
RIP Dr. Stephen Hawking. Your loss is an immeasurable blow to the world. Thank you for reminding us to always be curious. pic.twitter.com/lMqQjkkMOd
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) March 14, 2018
Daniel Casey, a journalist: “Look at the stars, not at your feet. Try to understand what you see and ask yourself what makes the universe real. Be curious, “- RIP Dr. Stephen Hawking. Your departure is a huge blow for the whole world. Thank you for reminding me to be curious. ”
there’s a big black hole in my heart hours before Pi day. Rest In Peace @Steven_Hawking… See you in the next ❤️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 14, 2018
Katy Perry, the singer: “In my heart a big black hole a few hours before the day of Pi. Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking, see you again »
Sad to hear of the passing of scientist Stephen Hawking. His brilliant mind made our world and our universe a less mysterious place. And his courage and resilience will remain an inspiration for generations #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 14, 2018
Ram Nath Covind, President of India: “It’s sad to hear about the departure of the scientist Stephen Hawking. His brilliant mind made our world and our universe a less mysterious place. His courage and fortitude will inspire generations ”
Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist and ambassador of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on @Space_Station in 2014 pic.twitter.com/FeR4fd2zZ5
— NASA (@NASA) March 14, 2018
NASA: “We recall Stephen Hawking, the ambassador of science and a great scientist. His theories have opened up a universe of possibilities and a world for exploration. Continue to fly like a superman in microgravity, as you told cosmonauts on the ISS in 2014 ”
It was truly such an honor getting to work with the incredible Stephen Hawking.. He made us laugh and we made him laugh. His life and career workings have been many a subject matter on @thebigbangtheory__ and we are all better for it. You will be missed but the world is grateful for the knowledge and courage you leave in your path. Thank you for being an inspiration to everyone 🙏🏼 #stephenhawking ♥️
Kayely Kuoko, actress: “It was a real honor to work with the incredible Stephen Hawking. He made us laugh, and we made him laugh. His life and scientific works were the basis for the “The Big Bang Theory”, and we tried for him. We will miss you, the world is grateful to you for the knowledge and courage left on the way. Thank you for the inspiration for everyone ”
Other users of Twitter also expressed their condolences and at the same time remembered how Hawking influenced their lives and the world as a whole.
"People who boast about their I.Q. are losers." – Stephen Hawking
— Amanda Guinzburg (@Guinz) March 14, 2018
“People who are proud of their IQ – losers” – Stephen Hawking ”
RIP Stephen Hawking. No one will ever forget you and your brilliant works. It was also cool to see you appear in Big Bang Theory as well. Let every physicist and others remember you and your works. pic.twitter.com/H2I9w2kQFV
— Benthekarateboy💩 (@TweetBrownBoy) March 14, 2018
“RIP Stephen Hawking. Nobody will forget you and your wonderful work. And it’s also great that you appeared in The Big Bang Theory. Let every scientist and person remember you and your work ”
Очень символично что Стивен Хокинг умер в день числа Пи.
Это неофициальный праздник, отмечается 3/14 в 1:56:29
— Snoopy_SH (@Snoopy_SH) March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS at 21 & given just 2 years to live. Not only did he defy the odds for 52 years, even as his body failed him, his mind soared. I hope his meeting with the Universe was beyond even his wildest imagining. 💜
— Caissie St.Onge (@Caissie) March 14, 2018
“Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at age 21 and gave him 2 years of life. He not only challenged the next 52 years, even when his body failed, but his mind took off. I believe that his meeting with the universe was beyond even his ideas ”
Stephen Hawking was a rare and brilliant light in the universe. We're lucky to have been witness to it.
— Steve Streza 🌹 (he/they) (@SteveStreza) March 14, 2018
“Stephen Hawking was a rare and bright light in the universe. We were lucky that we saw it ”