Stephen Hawking

  • Born

  • Moved to St. Albans

    Moved to St. Albans and attended a girls school.
  • Introduced to technology and rebuilt computers from spare parts at school.

  • Started universtiy in Oxford

  • Graduate Work

    Began graduate work at Trinity University
  • Diagnosed with ALS

    Diagnosed with ALS at the age of 21. Given two years to live.
  • Engaged to Jane Wilde

    Got engaged to Jane Wilde, a friend of his sisters.
  • Challenged Fred Hoyle

    Continued studies and challenged the work of Fred Hoyle
  • Wrote thesis on black holes

    Wrote theorem of a spacetime singularity in the centre of black holes
  • Married

  • Completed doctorate

  • Essay won Adams Prize

    "Singularities and the Geometry of Space-Time" shared top honours with one by Penrose to win that year's Adams Prize.[63][62]
  • Son was born

  • Daughter born

  • Came up with second law of black hole dynamics

    His essay titled "Black Holes" won the Gravity Research Foundation Award in January 1971
  • Published theory of origins of universe

    1970 they published a proof that if the universe obeys the general theory of relativity and fits any of the models of physical cosmology developed by Alexander Friedmann, then it must have begun as a singularity
  • Published first book

    Hawking's first book The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time written in 1973
  • Moved to Cambridge