Stephen William Hawking was an English Physicist, Cosmologist and an Author. Born on January 8, 1942 to Frank and Isobel Hawking. He was considered to be one of the most talented and intellectual minds who had intent interest in universe and cosmology. While pursuing his graduation he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, that paralysed him slowly. However, he completed his studies and started working with Cambridge as a Research scientist and worked in many theoretical propositions including black hole radiations, which is often known Hawking Radiation. On March 14, 2018, he passed away, at the age of 76.
He started his career with Cambridge university and he came in to do research work in ‘Applied Mathemetics and Theoretical Physics’. During that time, no one was working in that area and Stephen Hawking chose that Department due to his interest in Cosmology. He has done many thesis and innovative works that include ‘Properties of Expanding Universe, Singularities and Geometry of Space-Time’, The Large scale structure of Space-Time, Black Holes, A Brief History of Time, etc.’. This list includes his works as an author, as well.
He has been awarded many prizes, awards and medals including Presidential Medal of Freedom, Fundamental Physics Prize, Cpoley Medal, etc. He was diagnosed with ALS disease, which is a form of motor neuron disease on his 21st birthday, which gradually paralysed him. Even though, doctors gave him only 2 years to live, he broke all the stereotypes and emerged as a unique personality, who has dedicated his life to Cosmology.
He passed away at the age of 76 on March 14, 2018. The cause of death has not bee disclosed by his family spokesperson. However, he mentioned that Stephen Hawking ‘died peacefully’.
Stephen Hawking Biography:
- Name: Stephen William Hawking
- Nick Name: Stephen Hawking
- Profession: British physicist, cosmologist and an Author
- Born: January 8, 1942
- Passed Away on: March 14, 2018
- Age: 76 years
- Height: 5’5”
- Weight: 61 kg
- Schooling: St Albans School, Herdfordshire
- College: Oxford University
Trinity Hall, Cambridge
- Education Qualification: MA, Ph.D
- Father: Frank (Late)
- Mother: Isobel Hawking (Late)
- Marital Status: Divorcee
- Spouse: Jane Wilde (1965 – 1995)
Elaine Mason (1995 – 2006)
- Children: 3 children
- Net Worth: $20 million (approx)