The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, lamented the death of the British physicist Stephen Hawking, one of the best scientific minds in the world, and said that his permanent exhortation is still needed to ensure that science and technology “should be dedicated to combating hunger and poverty”.
“Stephen Hawking died a bulwark of the amazing ability that people with disabilities can have,” Moreno wrote in his Twitter account.
He added: “The world still needs your constant exhortation that science and technology should be dedicated to combating hunger and poverty. May your return home be happy! “
In his profile of the social network, the president published a photograph in which he is appreciated shaking the hand of the British physicist.
The children of the physicist, Lucy, Robert and Tim reported that Hawking died peacefully in his home in Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, in the early hours of this Wednesday.
Hawking was a theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, cosmologist and disseminator, who suffered from a motor neuron disease linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (I)