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Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking is a physicist, professor, and researcher from England whose net worth is calculated in $20 million. Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford, England on January 8th, 1942. Place to which his parents, Isabel Hawking and Frank Hawking, a biological researcher, moved, seeking a greater security for the gestation of their first child, since London was being attacked by the Luftwaffe. He also has two younger sisters, Philippa and Mary, and an adopted brother, Edward.

After Stephen’s birth, the family returned to London, where his father headed the parasitology division of the National Institute for Medical Research.


At first, Hawking wanted to study mathematics at the university, inspired by his teacher, but his father wanted him to study at University College Oxford, as he had done. Since there was no mathematics teacher at that time, in college did not accept students of that discipline, so Hawking enrolled in natural sciences and got a scholarship. Once at University College, he majored in physics. His interest at that time was centered on thermodynamics, relativity and quantum mechanics. During his stay in Oxford, he was in a rowing team, a sport that he himself helped to alleviate his tremendous boredom in college.

After receiving his undergraduate degree at Oxford in 1962, he completed his postgraduate studies at Trinity Hall in Cambridge. He obtained his doctorate in physics in Cambridge in 1966 and has more than a dozen honorary titles.

From 1962 to 1975

Shortly after arriving in Cambridge, he began to develop symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a type of motoneuronal disease that would make him lose most of his neuromuscular control. During his first two years at Cambridge he did not recognize himself, but after the disease stabilized and with the help of his doctoral tutor, Dennis William Sciama, he returned to work on his physics doctorate.

Stephen and Roger Penrose, a colleague from Cambridge in 1960, both applied a new and complex mathematical model created from Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. This led Hawking, in 1970, to test the first of his various singularity theorems, which provide a series of conditions sufficient for the existence of a spatiotemporal singularity in space-time.

Hawking was one of the youngest members of the Royal Society in 1974. That same year, he visited the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to work with his friend, Kip Thorne, who taught there. Hawking continues to have a relationship with Caltech, having spent a month there every year since 1992.


Hawking has worked on the basic laws that govern the universe. Along with Roger Penrose, he showed that Einstein’s general theory of relativity implies that space and time must have a beginning in the big bang and an end within black holes. Such results point to the need to unify General Relativity with quantum theory, the other great scientific development of the first half of the twentieth century.

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Stephen Hawking

Physicist, Professor, Researcher
Date of Birth
Jan 08, 1942(75 years old)
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