Stephen Hawking

  • Stephen Hawking

    Stephen Hawking
    Was born in 8 January 1942 is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation. He was the first to set forth a theory of cosmology. He is a supporter the worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
  • Primary

    Hawking began his schooling at the Byron House School In St Albans, the eight-year-old Hawking attended St Albans High School. The family placed a high value on education.Hawking's father wanted his son to attend Westminster School His family could not afford the school fees without the financial aid of a scholarship.A positive consequence was that Hawking remained with a close group of friends with whom he enjoyed board games, the manufacture of fireworks, model aeroplanes and boats...
  • Secondary

    In1958, and with the help of the mathematics teacher Dikran Tahta, they built a computer from clock parts, an old telephone switchboard and other recycled components. Hawking was not initially successful academically.With time, he began to show considerable aptitude for scientific subjects, and inspired by Tahta, decided to study mathematics at university.Hawking was awarded a scholarship after taking the examinations in March 1959.
  • Undergraduate

    Hawking began his university education at University College, Oxford in October 1959 at the age of 17. A change occurred during his second and third year Hawking made more effort . He developed into a popular, lively and witty college member, interested in classical music and science fiction. A first-class honours degree was a condition of acceptance for his planned graduate study in cosmology at the University of Cambridge.
  • Graduate

    Hawking's first year as a doctoral student was difficult. After being diagnosed with motor neurone disease, Hawking fell into a depression; though his doctors advised that he continue with his studies. Although Hawking had difficulty walking unsupported and his speech was almost unintelligible, an initial diagnosis that he had only two years to live proved unfounded.
  • Jane Wilde

    Jane Wilde
    Jane Wilde married with stephen on July 14, 1965. They lived in London because of the studies of his wife and had a son, Robert, in 1967. His daughter, Lucy, was born in 1970, and Timothy, in April 1979. After twenty-five years of marriage, they separated.
  • doctorate

    Hawking received a research fellowship at Gonville and Caius College.[80] He obtained his PhD degree in cosmology in March 1966, and his essay entitled "Singularities and the Geometry of Space-Time"
  • 1970-actuality

    His theories about the uniqueness of the universe, the big bang or original explosion of Cosmos, and black holes, revolutionized twentieth-century physics opening new horizons for research. General relativity holds that supports the theory that the creation of the universe originated from a Big Bang or Big Bang, emerged from a singularity or a point of infinite distortion of space and time.
  • awards

    In 1989 Spain was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord. He was awarded the Copley Medal in 2006 and the Medal of Freedom in 2009.
  • second and third marriages

    second and third marriages
    In 1990, Hawking went to live with his nurse. Since the late 1980s was associated with, Elaine Mason. After their divorce in the spring of 1995, Hawking married Mason in September of that year. In 2006 he and Elaine divorced, after which he resumed relations with Jane, their children and grandchildren.
  • most important works

    most important works
    Hawking, S. (1971). "Gravitational Radiation from Colliding Black Holes".
    A Brief History of Time (1988)
    Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays (1993)
    The Universe in a Nutshell (2001)
    On The Shoulders of Giants (2002)
    God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History (2005)
    My Brief History (2013)
    These are the more prominent but many more