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Transcript of Stephen Hawking
the Call To Adventure Refusal of the Call Refusal of the Call While in Cambridge, Hawking developed
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Disease (Lou Gehrig Disease). It progressed rapidly for two years. He was told he didn't have long to live. Many sources say he fell into a deep depression and lost interest in his work. Meeting with the Mentor As time progressed, Stephen Hawking's disease slowed
down. Consequently, he took interest in his work again.
He learned to use a specialized computer to write and learned to speak through a speech synthesizer. His marriage to Jane Wilde also encouraged him to keep working. Crossing the First Threshold Stephen Hawking committed to his work after meeting an old friend from Cambridge named Roger Penrose. Roger Penrose introduced him to the concept of black holes. He really committed when he realized he was going to need a job to support his family. Test, Allies, and Enemies The Supreme Ordeal When Stephen Hawking developed Lou Gehrig disease he gave up his work. The marriage to his wife was the only thing that got him back to theoretical physics and once he was introduced to the concept of Black Holes and the Grand Theorem, his interest was restored.ed. Stephen Hawking took Roger Penrose's concept of black hole to the next step. He was also introduced to the Grand Theorem . He was encouraged by a man named Dennis Sciama who was a professor at Cambridge University Reward- Seizing the Prize Stephen Hawking received one of the most prestigious scientific awards in 2006. It is known as the Royal Society Copley Medal. He received this award along with fourteen others for his outstanding contribution to theoretical physics and theoretical cosmology. Previous winners of this award include Charles Darwin, Micheal Faraday, Louis Pasterum and Albert Einstein. Hawking is also honored by many scientists and has his own fan club. The Road Back Throughout Hawking's illness, had always had a great sense of humor. He made jokes about his life and looked at things in an optimistic way. He also had a loving wife to help him get through his rough times. Threshold Crossing- Resurrection Stephen Hawking never gave up despite his obstacles.He was told he was going to die at such a young age but is now one of the longest living victims of his disease. Having never given up, Stephen Hawking is notably one of the most successful and well known scientists alive. Return with Elixir "Freedom to Live" Stephen Hawking wrote a book called, "A Brief Time in History: From the Big Bang to Black Holes." He sold ten million copies world wide. Hawking informed the world of the possibilities of such scientific wonders. He also opened doors to many scientists about cosmology and black holes. Stephen Hawking also made many theories. One of his many theories states that there is a black hole smaller than an atom but with a mass equivalent to a mountain. His contributions to the science world are tremendous and very inspirational.