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Stephen Hawking

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Transcript of Stephen Hawking

What is ALS?
What is his theory?
Hawking's theory is that the universe has not existed forever but that time itself had a beginning - The Big Bang, 15 billion years ago.
ALS is a progressive illness that eventually causes an inability to move any parts of the body, speak or communicate with anything but your eyes. However, Hawking was able at one point to move one finger to click a button so that he could choose the words he wanted the speach generator/computer to say. He can only do up to 15 words a minute now as he can just about move one of his cheek muscles that connects to the eye. As a result of his disease and his inability to move normally, Hawking now has to wear special glasses programmed to understand what he wants to say. Your senses though, are not affected by ALS.
His Background
He was born in Oxford, England 300 years on from Galileo's death, 8th January 1942.
Stephen's first house was in north London but at eight years of age his family moved to St.Albans Town.
Hawking was born to Frank and Isobel Hawking who shortly after had his two younger sisters, Philippa and Mary, and an adopted brother, Edward.
Frank Hawking was a doctor and research biologist and went to Oxford along with his wife who studied PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics).
Who is Stephen Hawking?
Stephen William Hawking is a scientist who developed a theory of everything. He is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. Another reason why he is so famous is because he has survived with an illness which should have cut his life short at a young age. This illness is
called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, which in short is ALS.
Stephen Hawking

Hawking's father,mother,him and his two sisters
Stephen Hawking before he discovered he had ALS and after years of suffering from the disease
Before
After
First Symptoms of ALS
His Schooling
Hawking's primary school was Byron House School. His first secondary school was St.Alban's High School for Girls (younger boys were allowed to attend it) and then St.Alban's School where he was not an outstanding student. This was the same when he went to Oxford University, which he entered in 1959.
His graduating school was Cambridge. This is where his talents were finally recognized, however whist studying in his third year there his illness became apparent.
People encouraged him to carry on even though he was becoming weaker and weaker every day.
Later he began his lifelong research and teaching association with Cambridge University.

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Stephen Hawking is a scientist who developed a theory of everything,English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.
The name of his disease is ALS.
It gives you an inability to move any parts of your body, speak or communicate with anything but your eyes.
He was born on the anniversary of Galileo's death, 8th January 1942.
He was born in Oxford.
He has three siblings one of which is adopted.
Stephen Hawking's mother was called Isobel.
Hawking's theory is that the universe has not existed forever but that time itself had a beginning - The Big Bang, 15 billion years ago.
Two symptoms are tripping or dropping items one is holding.
His primary school was Byron House School.
Hawking is in teaching association with Cambridge University.
Who is Stephen Hawking?
What is the name of the disease he has?
What can it do to you?
What was the name of the man whose 300th anniversary of death was the same day Stephen Hawking was born?
Where was he born?
How many siblings does he have?
What was his mother called?
What is Hawking's theory?
What are two of the symptoms you can get in the early stages of Stephen Hawking's disease?
What was Hawking's primary school?
What was the name of the university he was in teaching association with?
Elaine Mason with Stephen
Jane Wilde and Stephen at their wedding
Famous Quotes...
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More Information

When was Hawking diagnosed with ALS?
Stephen was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 21.
Stephen Hawking has recieved many awards in his lifetime such as:
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Albert Einstein Award.
Copley Medal.
Albert Einstein Medal.
Hughes Medal... and many more.
He has written a number of great, factual and inspiring books that include:
A Brief History of Time
The Grand Design
The theory of Everything
The Universe in a Nutshell
A Briefer History of Time
George’s Secret Key to the Universe... and many more
Before I Go I Would Like To Recommend The Film That Is About Stephen Hawking And His Life, The Theory Of Everything!
Here is the trailer
Who was Galileo?
Galileo was a physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher.
Hawking's Scientific Contributions
Hawking made important contributions to the study of quantum gravity and cosmology. His work greatly influenced the study of singularity theorems,black hole uniqueness and the function the universe.
THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE SPREAD THROUGH THE WHOLE WORLD AND THOUSANDS DONATED!
Personal Life

Stephen Hawking married Jane Wilde, a language student, in 1965.
Together they have three children and one grandchild.
Hawking's children are called Robert, born in May 1967, Lucy born in 1970 and Timothy who was born in April 1979.
Sadly the couple separated in 1991 and Hawking remarried his nurse, Elaine Mason.


Some of the first symptoms are falling over, tripping or dropping items one is holding.
Muscles cramping especially hands and feet.
Muscles - particularly in the limbs, begin to waste.
Stephen also started tripping up and slowly it became harder to walk so he had to use a walking stick. Although as the disease progressed he began using a wheelchair to make it easier for him.
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