posted by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Apr 2009 21:46 UTC
IconAfter being admitted to the hospital earlier today, the health situation of Professor Stephen Hawking has improved, and he is now "comfortable" according to a spokesperson of the University of Cambridge in the UK. He was admitted into the hospital today after "chest problems", and university spokespeople stated he was "very ill".

Prof Hawking flew to the California's Institute of Technology in Feburary of this year, to visit a scholar. However, he hadn't been feeling well for a few weeks, and cancelled an appearance at the Arizona State University on 6 April. He flew back to the UK last Saturday, and was admitted into the Addenbrooke hospital on Monday.

I guess Prof Hawking doesn't require an introduction for most OSNews readers. The British theoretical physicist has made numerous contributions to the world of science, but what possibly made him such a known and popular figure is his belief that even laymen should have access to the world of science, even such inherently complicated fields as the ones he specialises in.

We hope Prof Hawking will recover soon, and that he will be able to continue his work and broaden mankind's understanding of the universe.

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