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Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, whose scientific books and public appearances have made him an academic celebrity. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 was awarded 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 for 30 years, taking up the post in 1979 and retiring on 1 October 2009. He is now Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and a Distinguished Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He is known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes. He has also achieved success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; these include the runaway best seller A Brief History of Time, which stayed on the British Sunday Times bestsellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks. Hawking's key scientific works to date have included providing, with Roger Penrose, theorems regarding gravitational singularities in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes should emit radiation, which is today known as Hawking radiation (or sometimes as Bekenstein–Hawking radiation). Hawking has a motor neurone disease that is related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a condition that has progressed over the years and has left him almost completely paralysed. Description above from the Wikipedia article Stephen Hawking, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Jan 8, 1942 In Oxford, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Stephen Hawking - Universo - La teoria del tutto
Latest Project:
Movie The Entire Universe 2016-12-26
Known For
Poster of Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking
Poster of TV Offal
Poster of The Simpsons
Movie Stephen Hawking - Universo - La teoria del tutto Himself 2020
Movie The Entire Universe Participant 2016-12-26
Movie Anyone Can Quantum Himself 2016-01-27
Series Genius by Stephen Hawking Himself - Host 2016-05-18
Movie The University Himself 2016-10-22
Series Stephen Hawking's Science of the Future Himself - Host 2014-04-09
Movie Stem Cell Universe With Stephen Hawking Himself 2014-02-03
Movie Monty Python: The Meaning of Live Himself 2014-11-13
Movie Monty Python Live (Mostly) Himself 2014-07-20
Movie Hawking Himself 2013-03-11
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-19
Movie The Unbelievers Himself 2013-12-13
Series Stephen Hawking's Grand Design Himself 2012-09-13
Movie London 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony Himself 2012-08-29
Series Brave New World with Stephen Hawking Himself - Host 2011-10-17
Movie Surviving Progress Himself 2011-11-04
Series Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking Himself 2010-04-25
Movie Stephen Hawking and The Theory Of Everything Himself 2009-03-24
Movie Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs Himself (voice) 2008-06-30
Series Masters of Science Fiction Himself - Host 2007-08-03
Movie The 11th Hour Himself 2007-08-17
Series The Big Bang Theory Himself 2007-09-24
Movie Last Days on Earth Himself 2006-08-30
Movie Alien Planet Himself 2005-05-14
Movie Stephen Hawking's Universum 1 - Sehen ist glauben Darsteller 1998-07-15
Series TV Offal 1997-10-31
Movie Fractals: The Colors Of Infinity Himself 1995-01-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie A Brief History of Time Himself 1991-10-01
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie God, the Universe and Everything Else Himself 1988-01-01