Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford, England on January 8, 1942. He grew up in a highly educated family. Both of his parents had attended Oxford University and his father, Frank, was a medical researcher. Stephen enjoyed math and science in school where he earned the nickname "Einstein." He wanted to study math at university but Oxford didn't have a math degree at the time so he chose physics and chemistry instead. Stephen found college coursework to be very easy. He enjoyed being a member of the school's boat club as well as classical music. After graduation, he went to Cambridge to study for his PhD.

Stephen has a specific disorder that involves the death of neurons called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This illness was brought to a public eye thanks to Ice bucket challenge trend, the aim of which was to raise money to ASL treatment research.

Stephen Hawking

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-He was born on the 300th anniversary of the death of the famous scientist Galileo.-He has been married twice and has three children.-Stephen has been on several TV shows including The Simpsons and the Big Bang Theory.-The book A Brief History of Time only has one equation, Einstein's famous E = mc2.-Hawking has co-written several children's books with his daughter Lucy including George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt and George and the Big Bang.-He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.-He hopes to travel to space one day and has trained with NASA on their zero gravity aircraft.


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