Steven Hawking: The Large Scale Structure Of Space-Time

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Steven Hawking
Steven Hawking was born on January 8th, 1942, in Oxford, England. Hawking has always shown a great interest in science and the sky, even at a very young age. He studied cosmology at the University of Cambridge. He has written several books throughout the years. Hawking was born into a family who did not have very much money. His Scottish mothers name was Isobel Hawking. She attended Oxford University at a time when it was rare for women to attend college in the 1930’s. His father, Frank Hawking, was also a graduate of Oxford University. He was a medical researcher that specialized in tropical diseases. Together Frank and Isobel had four children, with Stephen being the oldest. He had two sisters named Mary, who was born in 1943
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They decided to name him Robert. In 1968, Hawking became a member of the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. Unfortunately, by 1969, Hawking’s body was becoming very weak, limiting his mobility, and putting him into a wheelchair. Only two short years later, Jane gave birth to their first baby girl, Lucy in 1969. Ten years later, another boy was born into the family. His name was Timothy. Shortly after Timothy was born, Hawking published his first book. It was called The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time (1973), with G.F.R. Ellis. After publishing the book, Hawking was known to be a celebrity in the scientific world even starting to earn awards. Hawking proved that matter, in the form of radiation, can escape the gravitational force of a collapsed star. At the age of thirty-two, Hawking was named a fellow of the Royal Society. Hawking is mainly known for winning the Albert Einstein award. When Hawking decided to go back to Cambridge University, he was nicknamed: the Lucasian Professor of …show more content…
Elaine was one of Hawking’s nurses. Hawking’s children blamed Elaine for splitting their family apart. Other nurses tried to tell police officials that Elaine was abusing her husband. No investigation was performed because Hawking denied any allegations. However, Elaine and Hawking divorced in 2006. In 2010, Hawking published his first book in over a decade called The Grand Design. This book talked about how God could not have been the only creator of the Earth. Hawking got the chance to make an appearance on a television show called The Big Bang Theory. Hawking even had a film made that was about his life with Jane. In May of 2016, Hawking narrates for a television series called

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