Ten fun facts about Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford on 8th January 1942.
Hawking worked extensively on the subject of black holes and provided theories for their behavior, including the idea that they emit radiation.
He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is a very rare form of motor neurone disease when he was just 22 years old. The disease continued to progress and over the years, Hawking has been almost entirely paralyzed. He cannot talk but uses a speech generating equipment to communicate.
His bestselling book “A Brief History of Time” made his famous.
Hawking has received awards such as the 1979 Albert Einstein Medial, the Order of the British Empire in 1982 as well as the World Prize in Physics in 1988.
He took up the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for 30 years in 1979 and retired on 1 October 2009.
Stephen Hawkng and his daughter Lucy Hawking collaborated to write a children’s bookd “George’s Secret Key to the Universe.”
Stephen Hawking was awarded the United States highest civilian honor of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
One of Hawkings major achievements which he shared with Jim Hartle was to come up with the theory that the universe has no boundaries in 1983
He has made guest appearances on the TV shows, “The Simpsons” and “Star Trek” and brandishes his cool wit.
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