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Stephen Willian Hawking, a renowned physicist, cosmologist, and author passed away on 14 March 2018 at the age of 76.
He struggled with a motor neuron disease since the age of 21, but his great mind continued to bless the world with discoveries and theories.
Stephen Hawking and more about his family.
Born on 8th July 1942 in Oxford, England. Although, his parents originally lived in north London, during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. Stephen Hawking is a divorcee. First, he was married to Jane Wilde, from 1965-1995 and was diagnosed with motor neuron disease when they first met.
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He welcomed three children from his first wife named Robert, Lucy and Timothy born in 1967, 1970 and 1979 respectively. In 1990, he divorced his wife Jane and married his nurse Elaine Mason but the marriage eventually ended in 2006, and he got close to his ex-wife Jane and the children again.
What are Stephen Hawking achievements?
His work with collaboration with Penrose includes the extended singularity theorem concept first explored in his doctoral thesis.
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He published the proof that if the university obeys the general theory of relativity and if any of the models get fit in physical cosmology which was developed by Alexander Friedmann then it must begin as a singularity, in 1970. He was appointed to Sherman Fairchild Distinguished visiting professorship at California Institute of Technology in the same year and later in 1975.He returned to Cambridge as a reader in gravitational physics.
He also moved to the study of quantum mechanics and quantum gravity in the year 1973.He proposed a piece of information in 1981 that the black hole is irretrievably lost when hole evaporates.
Stephen Hawking pursued work in physics in the year 1993 with Gary Gibbons, he co-edited a book on Euclidean quantum gravity and also published his own articles on Big Band and black holes.
In the year 2001, Stephen Hawking wrote ‘The Universe in a Nutshell’ and in the year 2005, he also wrote ‘A Briefer History of Time’, with Leonard Mlodinow. During the career of Hawking, he monitored 39 successful Ph.d. Students. In the year 2009, Hawking retired as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics.
Stephen Hawking’s Net Worth
Stephen Hawking held an estimated net worth of $20 million before his death. He assembled this amount from his career. In 2012, he earned $3 million in cash for winning the Fundamental Physics Prize which was a part of Russian billionaire Yuri Milner’s Breakthrough Foundation. His Ph.D. thesis usually sells for $85 on Amazon.
Stephen Hawking has won many awards including,
- – Albert Einstein Award (1978)
- – Adams Prize (1966)
- – Fonesca Prize (1996)
- – Princess of Asturias Award for Concord (1989)
- – Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009)
Stephen Hawking Death at of age 76
Once, the internet was all about Stephen Hawking death and dead news. Stephen Hawking recently passed away on March 14, 2018. His family informed that he dies a peaceful death at his home near Cambridge University. He left behind his three children, Lucy, Timothy, and Robert.