Stephen Hawking - age: 79

Stephen Hawking

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Legendary physicist who became renown for creating a cosmology that relied on the unification of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. His 1988 book A Brief History of Time stayed on the British Sunday Times best-sellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.He has ALS, a motor neuron disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is almost entirely paralyzed, and communicates through a speech generating device.He is a respected lifetime associate of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, along with Max Planck.

BEFORE FAME

He was the coxswain for the rowing team at Oxford before suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

PERSONAL LIFE

He married Jane Wilde in 1965, and after their divorce in 1991, married Elaine Mason in 1995. He had three children with Jane named Robert, Lucy, and Timothy; has two younger sisters named Philippa and Mary; and has an adopted brother named Edward.

Historical Events in the Life of Stephen Hawking

1989-2-22 UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"
2012-12-11 British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world
2014-12-2 Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a "threat to mankind" and spell the end of the human race
2015-8-24 Physicist Stephen Hawking presents a new theory on black holes at a lecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Famous Quotes
One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away. Stephen Hawking

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Scientist Stephen Hawking were born on Thursday, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Horse, it is 7 days until Stephen Hawking next birthday.

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