stephen hawking biography


Stephen hawking biography

Most  of the people among you may have heard the name of Stephen hawking . The man which is mostly known for the discovery of black hole . Stephen hawking is not only a scientist but also an author of many science books. Here in this article I will discuss with you about his achievements , his early life , education and much more.

“Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.” – Stephen Hawking

“The downside of my celebrity is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognized. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away.” – Stephen hawking

Reading these two quotes, I became curious and searched the internet to learn about the man behind the quotes.  I found Stephen Hawking was an amazing man.

Stephen hawking biography


Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author and was the director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death.

Stephen hawking was one among the  famous scientists of the modern world. He performed groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology, and his books helped to make science accessible to everyone.  He was a theoretical physicist whose theory of exploding black holes drew upon both relativity theory and quantum mechanics. He also worked with space-time singularities and is well known as the author of his best seller 'A Brief History of Time.'

Stephen hawking biography


Hawking  was born into an educated family of thinkers. His Scottish mother earned her way into Oxford University in the 1930s — a time when few women were able to go to college. His father, another Oxford graduate, was a respected medical researcher with a specialty in tropical diseases.

Early in his academic life, hawking , while recognized as bright, was not an exceptional student. During his first year at St. Albans School, he was third from the bottom of his class.  But he focused on pursuits outside of school; he loved board games, and he and a few close friends created new games of their own. During his teens, he, along with several friends, constructed a computer out of recycled parts for solving rudimentary mathematical equations.

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Stephen hawking

At an early age, Hawking showed a passion for science and the sky. That was evident to his mother, who, along with her children, often stretched out in the backyard on summer evenings to stare up at the stars. " Stephen always had a strong sense of wonder," she remembered. "And I could see that the stars and the sky would draw him."

He entered University College at the University of Oxford at the age of 17. Although he expressed a desire to study mathematics, Oxford didn't offer a degree in that specialty, so he gravitated toward physics and, more specifically, cosmology.
By his own account, he didn't put much time into his studies. He would later calculate that he averaged about an hour a day focusing on school. And yet he didn't really have to do much more than that. In 1962, he graduated with honors in natural science and went on to attend Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge for a Ph.D. in cosmology.

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Stephen hawking biography

At age 21, while studying cosmology at the University of Cambridge, hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a form of Motor Neurone Disease.  He didn’t let that stop him from living an amazing life. Part of his life story was depicted in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything.

Stephen hawking biography

Early life:

He was married twice, had three children, published many theories and wildly popular books probing the mysteries of the universe, and has become one of the most respected people in his field.  He is one of the most popular physicists worldwide.

In 1968, hawking became a member of the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. The next few years were a fruitful time for him and his research. In 1973, he published his first, highly-technical book, The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time, with G.F.R. Ellis.

In 1979, hawking found himself back at the University of Cambridge, where he was named to one of teaching's most renowned posts, dating back to 1663: The Lucasian  Professor of Mathematics.

This article is all about Stephen hawking including his early life ,discoveries, education and his career. 


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