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Transcript of Stephen Hawking
Two Sisters Philippa and Mary, adopted brother Edward
Born in Oxford England Stephen and
1948 Graduated from Cambridge with a Ph.D. in Theoretical
& Cosmology He has been married 2 times.
Jane Wilde Elaine Mason Stephen's Daughter Lucy Hawking
Born Nov. 2nd 1969
Journalist and Novelist AKA “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”
Disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement
Symptoms usually do not develop until after age 50. Effects 1 out of 100,000 people.
Symptoms Include: Difficulty breathing
Head drop due to weak spinal and neck muscles
Muscle weakness that slowly gets worse
Speech problems, such as a slow or abnormal speech pattern
Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease
Ankle, feet, and leg swelling
Stephen communicates with a IBM computers to talk
Moves and stops the cursor by a button
Selects words to build up a sentence, then sends it to a speech Synthesizer Writes speeches before hand saves on a disk.
(sends it sentence at a time) Featured on Shows like the Simpsons, Family Guy, and Futurama He was even presented as a Lego Figurine
New York Yankees
The "Iron Horse"
1925 Health was not the Same
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic diagnosed Gehrig with a very rare form of degenerative disease Black Holes
proton sized objects-million tons of mass!
Hawking radiation- black holes emit subatomic particles.
His work inspired others to study the properties of black holes
Relationships between classical thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. 1975 Eddington Medal
1976 Hughes Medal of the Royal Society
1979 Albert Einstein Medal
1981 Franklin Medal
1982 Order of the British Empire (Commander)
1985 Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
1986 Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
1988 Wolf Prize in Physics
1989 Prince of Asturias Awards in Concord
1989 Companion of Honour
1999 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society[ 46]
2003 Michelson Morley Award of Case Western Reserve University
2006 Copley Medal of the Royal Society 
2008 Fonseca Price of the University of Santiago de Compostela 
2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States WHO IS HE? WHY DOES HE MATTER? WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE? “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Marride 1995
Divorced 2006 Married 1965
Divorced 1991 3 children:
Robert (b. 1967)
Lucy (b. 1969)
Timothy (b. 1979). Hawking was asked about his IQ in a 2004 newspaper interview, and replied, "I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.