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Stephen William Hawking

Russian: Стивен Уильям
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 14, 2018 (76)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom (ALS)
Place of Burial: London, England, United Kingdom
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Son of Frank Hawking and Isobel Eileen Hawking
Ex-husband of Private and Private
Father of Private User; Private User and Private User
Brother of Mary Hawking; Private User and Edward Frank David Hawking

Occupation: Theoretical physicist, cosmologist
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking, CH CBE FRS FRSA was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set forth a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He was a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

He was an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009 and achieved commercial success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; his book A Brief History of Time appeared on the British Sunday Times best-seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.

Hawking suffered from a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as motor neurone disease in the UK, that has gradually paralysed him over the decades. He communicated using a single cheek muscle attached to a speech-generating device. Hawking married twice and had three children.

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О Stephen Hawking (русский)

Сти́вен Уи́льям Хо́кинг (англ. Stephen William Hawking, 8 января 1942, Оксфорд, Великобритания — 14 марта 2018, Кембридж, Великобритания) — английский физик-теоретик и популяризатор науки. Изучал теорию возникновения мира в результате Большого взрыва, а также теорию чёрных дыр. Высказал гипотезу, что чёрные дыры малой массы теряют энергию, испуская излучение Хокинга по своему горизонту событий, и, в конце концов, «умирают» - личный сайт

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Stephen Hawking's Timeline

January 8, 1942
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
March 14, 2018
Age 76
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom