In his book Black Holes and Baby Universes, the late, great Stephen Hawking offers a wide selection of lectures, essays, and personal musings. In addition to talking strictly about his scientific research, he also discusses the tragic effects of the motor neuron disease that caused his paralysis.
Because of his inquisitive nature, his intellectual confidence, and his ability to make scientific discoveries that impressed even his elders, Hawking was gifted with the nickname 'Einstein' after the scientist Albert Einstein.
Interestingly enough, while they were both intellectual giants and pioneers in the field of science, Hawking and Einstein were considerably different. For one, while Einstein didn't believe in an inherently interventionist God, he accepted the possibility of God's existence. In contrast, Hawking is confidently atheist. Furthermore, in an eerie coincidence, Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14, the birthday of Albert Einstein.