Stephen Hawking died today (March 14, 2018). He was one of the most famous scientists of the modern era. Hawking had a disease called “amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” due to which he was almost completely paralyzed. But even after this, he made a valuable contribution to the science world. Today we will share some important information and a brief biography about him – such as about his family, what books he wrote, what his famous quotes were, his achievements, interesting facts of his life e.t.c.


Stephen Hawking was a resident of Britain where he was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxfordshire, Oxford.
His mother Isobel was a resident of Scotland.
His father’s name was Frank.
He was a theoretical physicist.
Hawking also has two younger sisters – Philippa and Mary.
He also has an adopted brother whose name is AdWords.


He has a major contribution in the field of cosmology and quantum gravity.
He’s the most famous for his book “A Brief History of Time”.
His famous compositions are – The Universe in a Nutshell ‘,’ George’s Secret Key to the Universe ‘etc.
He had done extensive work about black holes and gave information about their behavior and the radiation they emit.
Among the awards awarded to Hawking for his work are Albert Einstein Madel, Order of the British Empire (Commander) and the Wolf Prize for Physics. These awards were given in 1979, 1982 and 1988 respectively.
Many of Stephen Hawking’s statements are very famous, such as – “There must be something special about the boundary of the universe, and this characteristic is that it has no limits”, “Philosophy is dead.” Etc.

Famous compositions

A Brief History of Time
The Universe in a Nutshell
Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
On The Shoulders of Giants

Some Interesting Facts

At school, Stephen Hawking was nicknamed Einstein.
In high school, he, along with his friends and mathematics teacher, built a computer from old telephone switchboards, clock parts, etc.
Stephen was also interested in sports. He was a member of the shipping team of his college.
Stephen Hawking wanted to find other habitable planets so that mankind could go there and preserve itself when the time came.

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