stephen hawking

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  • Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford.

    Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford.
    His father named Dr. Frank Hawking was a research biologist named Isobel Hawking was a political activist.He had two younger sisters,Philippa and Mary and an adopted brother,Edward.
  • Hawking and his family moved to St Albans in Hertfordshire

     Hawking and his family moved to St Albans in Hertfordshire
    Hawking and his family moved to St Albans in Hertfordshire where he attended St Albans High School for Girls.
  • He attended St Albans School,

    He attended St Albans School, where he was a good, but not an exceptional, student.
  • He enrolled at University College, Oxford with the intent of studying mathematics

    He enrolled at University College, Oxford with the intent of studying mathematics
    He enrolled at University College, Oxford with the intent of studying mathematics.Since mathematics was not offered at University College, Hawking instead chose physics. His interests during this time were in thermodynamics, relativity, and quantum mechanics.At that time he started developing symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a type of motor neuron disease which would cost him almost all neuromuscular control.
  • When he was first living with just his wife, and was confined to a wheelchair

    When he was first living with just his wife, and was confined to a wheelchair and unable to dress himself, they would hire physics students to help him, which allowed Hawking cheap care. Eventually Hawking needed a real caregiver. He also needed a wheelchair that would help him not be distracted by his disability.
  • His first marriage

    His first marriage
    He married to Jane Wilde,a language student.
  • He was unable to feed himself or get out of bed.

     He was unable to feed himself or get out of bed.
    he was unable to feed himself or get out of bed. His speech became slurred so that he could only be understood by people who knew him well.At that time,Hawking was elected as one of the youngest Fellows of the Royal Society.He calculated that black holmes should thermally create and emit subatomic particles,known today as Hawking radiation.
  • He published General Relativity.

    His book,General Relativity,an Einstein Centenary survey,was published.
  • He has used an electronic voice synthesiser to communicate since a tracheostomy in 1985 that followed severe pneumonia.

    He has used an electronic voice synthesiser to communicate since a tracheostomy in 1985 that followed severe pneumonia.
    He has used an electronic voice synthesiser to communicate since a tracheostomy in 1985 that followed severe pneumonia. He gradually lost the use of his arms, legs, and voice, and is now almost completely paralysed. The computer system attached to his wheelchair is operated by Hawking manually through a blink recogniser, implanted in his glasses.
  • He divorced

    He divorced his first wife,Jane who cared for him until that time.
  • Hawking married again

    to his nurse,Elaine Mason.
  • He divorced his second wife.

    He divorced his second wife,Elaine.At that time,it was claimed that Elaine tortured him.
  • At the celebration of his 65th birthday on 8 January 2007.

    At the celebration of his 65th birthday on 8 January 2007.
    At the celebration of his 65th birthday on 8 January 2007, Hawking announced his plans for a zero-gravity flight in 2007 to prepare for a sub-orbital spaceflight in 2009 on Virgin Galactic's space service.