English physicist and author
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About Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking was a revered physicist and cosmologist known for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology. He was also known for his popular science books such as A Brief History of Time and Black Holes and Baby Universes. The former spent a record-breaking 237 weeks on the British Sunday Times best-seller list.
From 1965 to 1995, he was married to Jane Hawking and fathered three children with her. He married his second wife Elaine Mason in 1995. The couple divorced in 2006.
He was a recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors. Some of his notable awards include a Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian award in the United States) and a CBE.
He was totally paralyzed and could only communicate using a speech-generating device.
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Famous quotes by Stephen Hawking
Among physicists, I'm respected I hope.Stephen Hawking
God not only plays dice, but also sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.Stephen Hawking
God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.Stephen Hawking
I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so.Stephen Hawking
I enjoy all forms of music - pop, classical and opera.Stephen Hawking
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.Stephen Hawking
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.Stephen Hawking
I used to think information was destroyed in black hole. This was my biggest blunder, or at least my biggest blunder in science.Stephen Hawking
I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.Stephen Hawking
I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.Stephen Hawking
If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.Stephen Hawking
In Britain, like most of the developed world, stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn't change policy.Stephen Hawking
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.Stephen Hawking
It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics.Stephen Hawking
It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.Stephen Hawking
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.Stephen Hawking
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.Stephen Hawking
Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.Stephen Hawking
My work and my family are very important to me.Stephen Hawking
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.Stephen Hawking
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.Stephen Hawking
Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.Stephen Hawking
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.Stephen Hawking
Science predicts that many different kinds of universe will be spontaneously created out of nothing. It is a matter of chance which we are in.Stephen Hawking
Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.Stephen Hawking
The media need superheroes in science just as in every sphere of life, but there is really a continuous range of abilities with no clear dividing line.Stephen Hawking
The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it.Stephen Hawking
The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't solve the equations, directly in the abstract.Stephen Hawking
The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?Stephen Hawking
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.Stephen Hawking
There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.Stephen Hawking
There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition.Stephen Hawking
There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.Stephen Hawking
Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.Stephen Hawking
Women. They are a complete mystery.Stephen Hawking
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking's Popularity
Stephen Hawking was a famous English physicist and author, who was born on January 8, 1942. As a person born on this date, Stephen Hawking is listed in our database as the 2nd most popular celebrity for the day (January 8) and the 1st most popular for the year (1942).
People born on January 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Stephen Hawking is the 6th most popular Capricorn.
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