Hawking, Stephen

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Hawking, Steven Gender: M
Steven William Hawking
born on 8 January 1942
Place Oxford, England, 51n46, 1w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
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British theoretical physicist who was a Professor at the University of Oxford. He studied at Oxford, then spent his career in Cambridge, holding a chair there from 1977. His work has been concerned with cosmology in a variety of aspects, dealing with black holes, singularities, and the "big bang" theory of the origin of the universe. His popular writing is also notable, especially "A Brief History of Time," 1988. The achievement is all the more noteworthy because since the 1960s he has suffered from a neuromotor disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, causing extreme physical disability; he communicates with the aid of a computer and a voice synthesizer. He was made a companion of Honour in 1989.

On 9/15/1995, he married his nurse, Elaine Mason, 45, in Cambridge. Hawking has three kids from his first marriage, which ended in 1995, and Mason has two kids.

Years ago, the renowned astrophysicist wagered an encyclopedia with a colleague that "information swallowed by a black hole is forever hidden and can never be revealed." On July 15, 2004, Hawking announced that he lost the bet by recanting this belief held for nearly 30 years. He then presented his revised theory and findings to a scientific conference in Dublin, Ireland on July 21, declaring that he had solved "a major problem in theoretical physics."

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  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1962 (ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1995 (From first wife)
  • Relationship : Marriage 15 September 1995 (Elaine Mason)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 21 July 2004 (officially announced his theory about black holes was wrong)
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  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Lou Gehrig's disease (unusual long-term survivor)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Great intellect)