Recently the world lost celebrated Physicist Stephen Hawking. A man who was given just 1-2 years to live when he was 21 and went on to live for next 55 years, along the way he discovered some mind-blowing things and made the world aware about some really interesting concepts. He can even be called the man who made people fall in love with physics through his book – A Brief History Of Time and many other.

After Hawking’s demise, the whole world was mourning for him and many even shared how big of an impact the physicist had on them, even when they never met him. Along the way, people came to know of the fact that Stephen Hawking never won a Nobel Prize in his career for the work he did and things he discovered.

Stephen Hawking won accolades from his peers for having one of the most brilliant minds in science, but he never got a Nobel Prize because no one has yet proven his ideas.The Nobel committee not only looks for big and great ideas, but also for the evidence to accompany them.

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“The Nobel Prize is not given to the smartest person or even the one who makes the greatest contribution to science. It’s given to discovery,” said California Institute of Technology physicist Sean Carroll. “Hawking’s best theories have not yet been tested experimentally, which is why he hasn’t won a prize,” as reported by the AP News.

Various Hawking fans came together on Twitter to describe the reason behind him not receiving a Nobel prize.

Even Albert Einstein, a great physicist Hawking was always compared to, didn’t received the Nobel for his famed theory of general relativity. It was for describing the photoelectric effect, and only after it was verified by Robert Millikan, said Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb.

One can only hope now that someone could prove Stephen Hawking’s theory as soon as possible so that he could at least have some relation with Nobel history.

Jyotsna Amla

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