Stephen Hawking Has Joined Facebook
Hawking first joined the ubiquitous social networking site on October 7, a few weeks in advance of the upcoming release of The Theory of Everything; a biopic chronicling Hawking’s relationship with his first wife Jane.
Hawking, who suffers from a motor neuron disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is best known for his groundbreaking work in cosmology and quantum physics; especially his work relating to black holes.
The legendary astrophysicist’s first Facebook post reads as follows:
Also featured on the profile are photos of Hawking attending various events and visiting assorted institutions, including a picture taken inside the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN particle physics laboratory, on the French-Swiss border:
Clicking Hawking’s highlighted name above will lead you to his PeekYou profile, from where you can access mountains of media strewn across the digital landscape, relating to this brilliant man and his extraordinary life and work.