The famous physicist Stephen Hawking has been hospitalized in Rome due to poor health on 2 December. 74-year-old Hawking complained of breathing problems.
News Agency Reuters reported that as a scientist, placed in the hospital «Policlinico Gemelli», is good. He still intends to leave Rome on 3 December.
In the early 1960-ies Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He has for many years been paralyzed and unable to speak. To communicate, the physicist uses a speech synthesizer.
Scientist arrived in Rome for a conference of the Vatican Academy of Sciences. During this visit, he met with Pope Francis.