A biography of Stephen Hawking

Timeline created by Alejandro Monje
  • Birth of Stephen Hawking

    Birth of Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking born on January 8, 1942, in a family of intellectuals in Oxford, Great Britain
  • What was Stephen Hawking?

    He was a British theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, cosmologist and science popularizer.
  • What consists his works?

    His most important works were theorems regarding space-time singularities in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes would emit radiation.
  • His problem

    At the age of 21, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • What did it belong to?

    What did it belong to?
    He was the holder of the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics in the Cambridge university
  • Period: to

    His live as a teacher

    Hawking was the Lucasiano Professor at Cambridge University for thirty years, from 1979 until his retirement on October 1, 2009
  • Honorary doctorates

    Honorary doctorates
    He received twelve honorary doctorates and was awarded the Order of the British Empire (CBE degree) in 1982
  • Tribute

    In 2009 he participated in a tribute to Carl Sagan sponsored by Jack White's label, Third Man Records.
  • When Stephen Hawking died?

    When Stephen Hawking died?
    On March 14, 2018, at the age of 76, he passed away at his home in Cambridge, UK.