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Stephen Hawking

Physicist Stephen Hawking
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Profession: Physicist


Biography: Hawking radiation (black holes), Singularity theorems, A Brief History of Time

Born: January 8, 1942
Birthplace: Oxford, England

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: March 14, 2018 (aged 76)

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Married Life

  • 1995-09-16 Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (53) weds nurse Elaine Mason

Historical Events

  • 1989-02-22 UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls the proposed missile defense system known as Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"
  • 2009-06-28 Professor Stephen Hawking hosts a 'party for time travellers' at the University of Cambridge, not sending out the invites until after the party
  • 2012-12-11 British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world
  • 2014-12-02 Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a "threat to mankind" and spell the end of the human race
  • 2015-08-24 Physicist Stephen Hawking presents a new theory on black holes at a lecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • 2016-04-12 Breakthrough Starshot: Scientists and internet entrepreneurs, including Yuri Milner, Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg, announce interstellar project to send robot spacecraft to Alpha Centauri
  • 2018-06-15 Physicist Stephen Hawking's ashes are interred in Westminster Abbey, London, between the remains of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

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