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  Hawking biography
Hawking wanted to specialise in mathematics in his last couple of years at school where his mathematics teacher had inspired him to study the subject.
Hawking had noticed that he was becoming rather clumsy during his last year at Oxford and, when he returned home for Christmas 1962 at the end of his first term at Cambridge, his mother persuaded him to see a doctor.
In 1979 Hawking was appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge.
www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Biographies/Hawking.html   (1251 words)

 Stephen Hawking - HORIZON - Wissen Weisheit Spiritualität
Stephen William Hawking ist ein britischer Astrophysiker und seit 1979 Inhaber des Lucasischen Lehrstuhls für Mathematik an der Universität Cambridge, den einst Sir Isaac Newton und Paul Dirac inne hatten.
Stephen Hawking lieferte bedeutende Arbeiten zur Kosmologie, wobei seine Forschung vor allem auf dem Gebiet der Physik Schwarzer Löcher angesiedelt ist.
Das Universum in der Nussschale von Stephen Hawking bitetet einen einzigartigen Einblick in die Welt der modernen Astr...
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  Stephen Hawking
Hawking's principal areas of research are cosmology (the origin, structure, and evolution of the universe), general relativity (extensions of Einstein's theory of special relativity), and quantum mechanics (the laws of physics, as applied on sub-atomic scales).
Hawking had a cameo on Star Trek: The Next Generation, playing poker with Data, Newton, and Einstein.
On The Simpsons, Hawking told Homer, "Your theory of a doughnut-shaped universe is interesting...
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  Stephen Hawking - MSN Encarta
Stephen Hawking, born in 1942, British theoretical physicist and mathematician whose main field of research has been the nature of space and time, including irregularities in space and time known as singularities.
Hawking was born in Oxford, England, and he showed exceptional talent in mathematics and physics from an early age.
Hawking proposed that when a particle pair is created near a fl hole, one half of the pair might disappear into the fl hole, leaving the other half to radiate away from the fl hole.
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  Stephen Hawking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hawking is the Lucasian Professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge (a post once held by Sir Isaac Newton), and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford, England, on 8 January 1942 to Frank and Isobel Hawking.
Hawking is severely disabled by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS (a type of motor neuron disease commonly known in the United States as Lou Gehrig's disease).
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 The Hawking of Stephen Hawking
Hawking's efforts to control his identification with the cyborg are thus disrupted by those feminists since Donna Haraway who have called for the embrace of the cyborg as a quintessentially postmodern, posthuman figure that offers a potentially liberating model, especially for women.
Hawking has said that this is one of the two stories in the film that make him "squirm," despite the fact that in the film he emphasizes that he was back at work in a few days.
Hawking is central rather than marginal to the film, it is his story that is narrated, and much of that story is told in his words and in ways that are shaped and controlled by him, at least indirectly.
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 Stephen Hawking
Hawking is best known for his work involving the exploration into the nature of fl holes.
Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo Galilei.
Stephen Hawking is unable to move or speak* because of a disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
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 Hawking, Stephen William. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1962 Hawking was diagnosed as having an incurable muscular disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
In 1971 Hawking provided mathematical support for the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe; he showed that if the general theory of relativity was correct the universe must have a singularity, or starting point, in space-time.
Hawking proposed in 1981 that although the universe has no boundary, it is finite in space-time; he collaborated with James Hartle to formulate this mathematically in 1983.
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 Stephen Hawking
Hawking is best known for his work involving the exploration into the nature of fl holes.
Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo Galilei.
Stephen Hawking is unable to move or speak* because of a disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
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 channel4.com - Real Lives - Stephen Hawking
The public image of Stephen Hawking is of a scientific genius, whose main appeal is that he has not only mastered the secrets of the universe, but has also managed to fight a profound disability, motor neurone disease, which confines him to a wheelchair.
Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford, eldest child of middle class but unconventional parents.
Hawking, who went to a public school in St Albans, did not like conventional lessons, his handwriting was terrible and he was not competitive, says his mother.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/R/real_lives/hawking.html   (779 words)

 Stephen Hawking and the No Boundary Proposal
Hawking has de-mystified the fl hole, offered proof that time had to have begun from a singularity at the big bang, and written books so enjoyable that he has managed to educate much of the world about modern physics and cosmology.
Hawking's theory is the first cosmological model of the universe with a second reference of time which has no beginning or end.
I sometimes think Stephen Hawking is being held back, he is way ahead of everyone else, and so primarily alone and unsupported concerning the issue of an imaginary time reference.
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 Reason: Leaping the Abyss: Stephen Hawking on black holes, unified field theory, and Marilyn Monroe.
Stephen’s great politeness paradoxically made me ill at ease; I was acutely aware of the many demands on his time, and, after all, I had just stopped by to talk shop.
Stephen had been using a mathematical device in which time is replaced, as a notational convenience, by something called imaginary time.
Stephen likes the tug of the philosophical, and he seemed amused by the notion that universes are simply one of those things that happen from time to time.
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 Stephen Hawking Biography from Who2.com
He's an expert on fl holes whose stated intention is to unify quantum mechanics with Einstein's general theory of relativity, forming a single theory to explain the origin (and end) of the universe.
Hawking, a professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, is the author of the best-selling book A Brief History of Time and something of a celebrity: he has made guest appearances on the TV shows Star Trek and The Simpsons.
Hawking has suffered from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease) since he was a young man and is confined to a wheelchair.
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 CNN.com - Stephen Hawking rejects abuse claims - Jan. 23, 2004
Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking said Friday that allegations he was abused are "completely false," but his ex-wife urged police to investigate reports that he suffered a series of unexplained injuries.
An inquiry was triggered by nursing staff who contacted police in the summer after Hawking -- who is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair -- was left stranded in his garden on the hottest day of the year and suffered severe heatstroke and sunburn.
Citing news reports that Hawking has suffered mysterious injuries including a broken wrist, gashes to the face and a cut lip, his ex-wife, Jane, said by telephone that she had long suspected he was being assaulted.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/01/23/hawking.ap   (496 words)

 Stephen Hawking's Cosmology and Theism
Stephen Hawking has recently argued that there is 'no place for a creator', that God does not exist.
Hawking's wave function law enables the probabilistic history of the universe to be calculated once the initial state of the universe is known.
Hartle and Hawking may have believed that in the actual world, the universe begins uncaused, but this proposition is not entailed by their wave function law.
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 The show goes on for Stephen Hawking - Science - MSNBC.com
Stephen Hawking, seen here in an October photo, suffered a temporary medical setback this week that stranded the physicist and his entourage in the Bay Area.
At least that was the theatrical rule that world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking followed this week, in the wake of a medical episode that kept him and his entourage from traveling to Seattle for a sold-out lecture on the origins of the universe.
Hawking, who suffers from a progressive neurodegenerative disease that has almost completely paralyzed him, was due to travel to Seattle from San Francisco.
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 Stephen Hawking
Hawking graduated from Oxford and moved on to Cambridge to study under the legendary Fred Hoyle.
Hawking was having problems finding suitable problems for his thesis, until he attended a lecture given by an applied mathematician in London.
Hawking’s next major contribution came in the early 1970’s when he started to apply the techniques use to prove singularities to fl holes.
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 Stephen Hawking   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hawking startled the worlds of mathematics and physics in 1974 with his discovery that fl holes emit radiation.
Hawking as been confined to a wheelchair for almost two decades, able to move only a few fingers.
Ferguson, K. Stephen Hawking: Quest for a Theory of the Universe.
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 Professor Stephen Hawking biography quote
Hawking's father wanted him to study medicine at Oxford but he was more interested in Mathematics and it eventually transpired that in 1959 he began to study Physics, as University College, which was his father's old college, did not offer degree courses in Mathematics.
In 1985 Hawking was unfortunate in contracting a bout of pneumonia that necessitated a tracheotomy operation which removed his powers of speech.
Stephen Hawking continues to combine family life (he has three children and grandchildren are arriving), and his research into theoretical physics together with an extensive programme of travel and public lectures.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /scientist/stephen_hawking_biography.html   (609 words)

 Hawking goes zero-G: ‘Space, here I come’ - Space News - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hawking is one of the globe's best-known scientists — not only because of his best-selling works on the mysteries of fl holes and the origins of the universe, but also because of his increasing disability due to a degenerative nerve disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Hawking could stop the roller coaster and return to the base at any time, merely by gesturing with a grimace.
Hawking and the members of his support team weren't the only ones on the plane: Investors in Zero Gravity were invited to go along on the ride, and some of the seats were given to charity in a fund-raising move.
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 Stephen Hawking - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Hawking spent his best days in the basements and cellars of Oxford University in Iran, nourishing himself with a new device that allows him to dig miles into the Earth towards the core.
Stephen Hawking runs on NetBSD 2.0.2, and had a record-breaking uptime of 4,954,122 hours, 54 minutes, and 10 seconds during the BSOD era.
Hawking was born "Stephennie Norris Pigwilliam Microsoft Sam Hawkingringsting" (Spackerish Deevan Orkin (dribble)) in a manor house in Lincolnshire on the 25th of December 1642.
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Stephen Hawking, also regarded as the smartest individual in the world, is really the personification of science fiction novels.
Hawking, at 17 years old, pursued the study of physics only because mathematics was not available at the University College in Oxford.
Stephen Hawking is looking for a theory which can unite these two seemingly incompatible scientific theories -- or TOE.
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 Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking is currently the most famous living scientist on the planet.
Ironically, Hawking has not been the recipient of a Nobel Prize since the prize requires a major achievement to be proven, and Hawking's ideas are so advanced that they have not been proven yet.
Stephen Hawking is obviously the greatest theoretical physicist of the modern era and perhaps of all time because of his work with the properties of space, time, and relativity.
www.usd.edu /phys/courses/phys300/gallery/clark/hawking.html   (934 words)

 Biography on Stephen Hawking
Hawking went to the High School for Girls (yes, the school was supposed to be for girls) at St. Albans at the age of 8.
Hawking was a keen child, but he was not the brightest in his competitive A stream class.
Hawking was awarded a first class honors degree in Natural Science after 3 years of studies, without doing much work, as he described in his auto-biography.
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