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The Stephen Hawking Story

Ira Krakow

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The biography of Stephen Hawking, formerly 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 TheoreticalMoreThe biography of Stephen Hawking, formerly 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 best-sellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.Based on Professor Hawkings Wikipedia page, formatted for the Kindle by Ira Krakow. All hyperlinks and images were preserved, as well as the original Table of Contents, with live links.The cover image is Dr. Hawking at NASA, some time in the 1980s. You can figure out the decade by the computer monitor in the background. The photographer is unknown, but since this was taken by NASA, as a government agency, the image is in the public domain.Table of Contents1 Early life2 Career2.1 Research fields2.2 Losing an old bet2.3 Human spaceflight2.4 Existence and nature of extraterrestrial life3 Illness4 As popular science advocate5 Recognition5.1 Acclaim5.2 Distinctions5.3 Awards and honours6 Personal life6.1 Religious views7 Selected publications7.1 Technical7.2 Popular7.3 Childrens fiction7.4 Films and series8 See also9 References10 Further reading11 External links