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Stephen William Hawking

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Stephen William Hawking

  1. 1. 05/14/15
  2. 2. 05/14/15 Stephen William haWking •theoretical phySiciSt •coSmologiSt •author
  3. 3. childhood •Born January 8, 1942 oxford, england, uk •eldeSt child of 4, 2 SiSterS 1 Brother •parentS attended oxford univerSity •lived in camBridge, england •not an exceptional Student 05/14/15
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  5. 5. 05/14/15 Education • attEndEd St. albanS HigH ScHool. • 1959 won ScHolarSHip to attEndEd oxford univErSity • graduatEd in 1962 witH b.a. from oxford • StudiEd undEr frEd HoylE at trinity Hall, cambridgE • rEcEivEd pHd in coSmology in 1966
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  7. 7. 05/14/15 marriagE, family, diagnoSiS • 1963 diagnoSEd witH amyotropHic latEral SclEroSiS (alS) bEttEr known aS lou gEHrig’S diSEaSE • 1965 marriEd JanE wildE • 1967 Son robErt Hawking born • 1970 daugHtEr lucy Hawking born • 1979 Son timotHy Hawking born
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  9. 9. 05/14/15 Best known For •Hawking Radiation •Linking Relativity with Quantum mechanics which contributed to the Grand Unified Theory •Book “The theory of everything”
  10. 10. 05/14/15 ContriBution to sCienCe • singularities in gravitational Collapse • BlaCk hole MeChaniCs • theoretiCal prediCtions aBout BlaCk holes • hawking radiation • wave FunCtion oF the universe
  11. 11. 05/14/15 awards & honors • 1966 Adams Prize • 1975 Eddington Medal • 1976 Hughes Medal of the Royal Society • 1978 Albert Einstein Award • 1979 Albert Einstein Medal • 1981 Franklin Medal • 1982 Order of the British Empire (Commander) • 1985 Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society • 1986 Member of the Pontifical Academy of Science • 1987 Dirac Medal of the Institute of Physics
  12. 12. awards & honors • 1988 Wolf Prize in Physics • 1989 Prince of Asturias Awards in Concord • 1999 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society • 2003 Michelson Morley Award of Case Western Reserve University • 2006 Copley Medal of the Royal Society • 2008 Fonseca Price of the University of Santiago De Compostela • 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom (highest civilian honor in the United States) • 2012 Robert A Heinlein Memorial Award 05/14/15
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