Stephen William Hawking (born January 8, 1942) is one of the world’s greatest theoretical physicists. He is compared to Isaac Newton by some people. Hawking is a professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University (a post once held by Isaac Newton). He was born in Oxford, England.
His primary areas of research are cosmology and quantum gravity. His greatest contributions are the papers he wrote about the relationship between black holes and thermodynamics. His research shows that black holes do not exist forever, and that they “evaporate” over time.
In spite of being severely disabled by Motor Neurone Disease, he is highly active in physics, writing, and public life. His condition forces him to communicate using a computer voice synthesiser.
His two books ‘A Brief History of Time’ and ‘The Universe in a Nutshell’ are very popular all over the world and are now classic best-sellers. Anyone interested in universe, cosmos and how it all began can read them. That is because no previous knowledge in this field is required to enjoy these books.
He had a guest appearance on an episode of the television series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, playing poker with Data, Albert Einstein, and Isaac Newton in the episode ‘Descent, Part I’. The animated television series ‘The Simpsons’ has occasionally featured him in episodes.
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