Stephen Hawking was one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists of all time. His works has dazzled many and will continue to help the scientists worldwide. He has worked on the origins and structure of the universe and worked on topics such as Big Bang to black holes. He has written some of the best selling books that has even appealed to those who do not have Hawking's scientific background. Stephen Hawking died on March 13, 2018 at the age of 76.
Hawkings attended University College, Oxford where he was studying physics. Just a while before his 21st birthday, he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease and was expected not to live more than 2 years. He survived but the disease spread which made Hawking less mobile. He married his first wife in 1965 and had 3 children. He remarried in 1995 and divorced in 2006. After his graduation, Hawking studied cosmology at Cambridge. He served as a research fellow before going on to becoming professional fellow. In 1979, he was designated with the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, which is the most popular academic chair in the world. His studies such as when he proved that Einstein's theory or quantum theory must be united or that black holes are not completely silent but emit radiation are some of the best work scientific world has ever has.
By: Neha Maheshwari