Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Theory of Everything

I bought the DVD of The Theory of Everything, the film about Steven Hawking. Although, this film is based on his life, some parts were obviously dramatised to make it more cinematic. However, I cannot praise this film enough.

Now, when you look at Professor  Hawking, I couldn't imagine his life before his motor neuron disease took hold. I didn't realise that as he was suffering through a diagnosis and a rapid decline in health he battled to gain his doctorate from Cambridge, which started him on the road to decipher the enigmatic concept of time. 

Although this film, was sad in some parts, it was not a tragedy, nor was it a celebration of life, it was a delve deeper into the mind and drive behind Hawking, and a peek at his personal life, which was notoriously hidden from the limelight. 

I'm not a fan of physics, I was good at it, but biology was more my calling, and yet I felt an urge to start looking at physics again in my spare time. Moreover, it has really helped to solidfy my want to do a PhD. Seeing a passion like Stephen's is contagious, I want that level of knowledge and understanding and love of a particular subject area. I want that..

'Science is not only a discipline of reason but also one of romance and passion'  

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