UN chief pays tribute to Stephen Hawking

(170915) -- UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 15, 2017 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a bell-ringing ceremony at UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 15, 2017. Guterres on Friday highlighted the plight of refugees and migrants and the need to end conflicts on the occasion to mark the International Day of Peace, or World Peace Day. The Peace Bell Ceremony is an annual ritual at the UN Headquarters, where the bell of peace is rung by the UN secretary-general for celebrations of the World Peace Day, which falls on Sept. 21. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

United Nations,  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday paid tribute to world-renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, who died earlier in the day his home in Cambridge at the age of 76.

“The United Nations has lost a friend and the world a strong advocate of science for the common good,” Guterres tweeted.

“Stephen Hawking was a cosmic force and an inspiration. He taught us the mysteries of outer space and the potential of our inner selves” he said.