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                                               Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous theoretical physicists. He made many important contributions in the field of quantum gravity and cosmology. Hawking is best known for his detailed work with black holes and relativity. He was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England. The day was 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. His parents were Frank and Isobel Hawking. Stephen Hawking completed his basic school education in St. Albans School. In 1958, he made a primitive computer with his friends. The following year, he won an open scholarship in natural sciences and enrolled in Oxford University.

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  • He was also on the rowing team at Oxford University. He joined the team as Coxswain.
  • After receiving a first-class honors degree from Oxford University, he went to Cambridge University to get his Ph.D. in cosmology.
  • In 1974, Hawking obtained the fellowship of the Royal Society. He was just 32 at that time.
  • He was appointed as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. This position was once held by Sir Isaac Newton.
  • He wrote a book named as ‘A Brief History of Time’ which got published in 1988. This book was intended for general audience.
  • He married Jane Wilde in 1965. They had two sons and a daughter together.
  • Hawking is suffering from ALS. ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. He requires a computer and voice synthesizer to speak.
  • In 2009, he also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Stephen Hawking believes in the possibility of Aliens.
  • In 2007, Hawking took a zero-gravity flight and float out of his wheelchair.
  • He is one of the many people who booked a seat with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
 

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