stephen hawking


Stephen Hawking was regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history. His work on the origins and structure of the universe, from the big bang to black holes, revolutionized the field.

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British cosmologist STEPHEN HAWKING was born in ENGLAND on jan 8 1942.His father was well known  researcher in tropical medicine,urged  his son to seek a career in medicine but Stephen was interested in physics ,so he attended university college oxford,where he studied physics,despite his father’s urging to focus on medicine.Hawking went on to Cambridge to research cosmologist.

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In the early 1963,Hawking was diagnosed with MOTOR NEURON DISEASE.He was not expected to live more than two years.As the disease spread,Hawking become less mobile and began using wheelchair.Talking grew more challenging and in 1985 an emergency tracheostomy caused his total loss of speech.

Hawking’s research led him to study the characteristics of the best known singularity:the black hole.A black hole’s edges called the event horizon can be detected.He proved that it can be increased but can never decreased.In 1974 he outlined his theory that black hole leak energy and fade away to nothing .This became known as ‘HAWKING RADIATION”in 1974.

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His book  A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME AND THE UNIVERSE IN A NUTSHELL have both became runaway bestsellers.Hawking became one of the most famous scientist of his generation.Hawking had the capacity to relate the most complex physics to relatable incidents in everyday life.

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In the late 1990’s ,he was reportedly offered a knighthood,but 10 years later revealed he had turned down  over issues with the government’s funding for science.

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Stephen hawking passed away on 14 march 2018 at his home in Cambridge.