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Birthday: 1942-01-08

Place of Birth: Oxford, England

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  • Professor Stephen Hawking
  • Stephen Hawking CH CBEFRS FRSA
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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.

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2016 Genius by Stephen Hawking - (6 episodes) as Himself - Host
2016 Anyone Can Quantum as Himself
2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) as Himself
2014 Stephen Hawking's Science of the Future - (6 episodes) as Himself - Host
2014 Stem Cell Universe With Stephen Hawking as Himself
2013 David Blaine: Real or Magic as Himself
2013 The Unbelievers as Himself
2013 Hawking as Himself
2012 Stephen Hawking's Grand Design as Himself
2012 London 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony as Himself
2012 Stephen Hawking's Grand Design - (3 episodes) as Himself
2011 Surviving Progress as Himself
2010 Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking - (4 episodes)
2010 Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking as Himself
2009 Stephen Hawking and The Theory Of Everything as Himself
2007 The Big Bang Theory - (3 episodes) as Himself
2007 The Big Bang Theory - (2 episodes) as Himself (voice)
2007 The 11th Hour as Himself
2007 Masters of Science Fiction - (6 episodes) as Himself - Host
2006 Last Days on Earth as Himself
2005 Alien Planet as Himself
1998 Stephen Hawking's Universum 1 - Sehen ist glauben as Darsteller
1997 Equinox Black Holes
1995 The Science of Star Trek as Himself
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien - (1 episode)
1991 A Brief History of Time as Himself
1989 The Simpsons - (6 episodes)
1988 God, the Universe and Everything Else as Himself
1900 London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony: Enlightenment - (0 episodes)
1900 TV Offal - (8 episodes)
1900 Stephen Hawking - Universo - La teoria del tutto as Himself
2013 Hawking … Writer
2010 Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking - (4 episodes) … Writer
1991 A Brief History of Time … Author
1900 Reality on the Rocks - (0 episodes) … Writer
2010 Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking … Creator