16 Μάρτιος 2018
O Stephen Hawking ταξιδεύει κάπου στο απέραντο διάστημα, από την 14η Μαρτίου. Πολλά γράφτηκαν για την συμβολή του στην εξέλιξη της επιστήμης, ιδιαίτερα της φυσικής, αλλά ακόμα και για το θάρρος του στη ζωή (μου θυμίζει μια τρομερή φίλη που έχει απίστευτο θάρρος και δύναμη ζωής, να είναι καλά).
O Hawking είχε 3 παιδιά, που γεννήθηκαν μεταξύ 1967 και 1979 Ένας γιος του, το 2015, μιλάει σε μια συνέντευξη του στο BBC, για τον πατέρα του, τον περιγράφει με χιούμορ αλλά και ειλικρίνεια, εξηγεί πότε άρχισε να καταλαβαίνει τι του έλεγε ο πατέρας του, κι αυτό χάρη σε ένα πρόγραμμα υπολογιστή "Equalizer" που "μετέφραζε" τη φωνή του. Μιλάει επίσης πώς αντιδρούσε όταν έπαιζαν μαζί επιτραπέζια παιχνίδια, ιδιαίτερα σκάκι κα
"My dad was able to speak with his own, natural voice for those first years, but it was incredibly difficult to understand what he was saying — particularly for me at such a young age," Tim told BBC host Dara O’Briain. "As a 3-year-old, I had no understanding of what he was saying. I didn’t really have any communication with him for the first five years of my life". As he explained, The breakthrough that brought us all closer together happened when my father received a computer-driven speech program called "Equalizer. It was only when he got his voice synthesizer that I was actually able to start having conversations with him. It was somewhat ironic that Dad losing his voice was actually the start of us being able to form a relationship"
Tim revealed that as a child he would play pranks on his father - including adding swear words to his speech program and using his specialized wheelchair as a go-kart. The pair also bonded over board games - and they were fiercely competitive. "There was no compassion at all," Tim explained. "My father is hugely competitive, and he certainly wasn’t the easiest opponent at any game, particularly chess."
As for the Academy Award-winning drama, "The Theory of Everything," about Hawking's younger years, Tim said watching it was incredibly emotional. "I’ve never known my dad as an able-bodied person, so to actually see him as a young man, that was one of the really lovely things about the film for me."
Η φωτογραφία είναι από την NASA