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Life of Stephen Hawking

What We Know about Stephen Hawking?


Stephen Hawking was born in England on January 8, 1942. He was a great physicist and the author of ‘A Brief History of Time’.


He attended St. Alnans School at St. Albans. He studied physics and graduated with a first class Hons degree. He went to Cambridge for his Ph.D. and became a professor of Mathematics.


Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disease called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In this disease the motor neurons die leaving the brain incapable of controlling body muscles. His disease advanced quite slowly than expected. He communicated through a voice synthesizer for the last three decades of his life.


Hawking wrote or co-wrote a total of 15 books, particular blockbuster success was ‘A Brief History of Time’. He revealed that black holes have a temperature and produce radiations, which came to be known as Hawking radiation. A Brief History of Time offers an overview of space and time, the existence of God, and the future. This book has been translating into more than 40 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. He never got a Nobel Prize because his ideas are yet to be proven. His ideas about black holes and cosmology have yet to get the evidence that may lead him to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.


Stephen was awarded CBE in 1982 and was made a companion of Honour in 1989. He won the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 with various other awards and Honours at his credit. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of US National Academy of Sciences.


And this worldly life is not but the diversion and amusement. And indeed, the home of the Hereafter – that is the (eternal)life, if only they knew.
Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14, 2017 after so much hard work alongside struggling with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which paralyzed him for the rest of his life.

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