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Transcript of Steven Hawking
When he was 21, in 1963 he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. He was given 2-3 years to live.
He was born on the 8th of January 1942 which just happened to be the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death.
The genius we know today was not always clever. When he was 9 his grades in fact ranked the worst in his class.
His route to being a celebrity
Hawking has released several books making his work accessible to large numbers of the public. His book 'A Brief History of Time and Space' was very successful and has released many books since.
Stephen Hawking is famous for his research on black holes. He is one of the most famous cosmologists and theoretical physicists alive. He is known mostly for the description of radiation that escapes from the region near a black hole (Hawking radiation) and the theory of the evaporation of black holes.
Possibly the most smartest person in history
With an estimated iq of 160 he is the most smartest person in the world today. He works in the fields of theoretical physics and cosmology.
Steven Hawkings is still alive today. He has lived 52 years with it now and his condition has stabilized.
Hawking is also famous for the contrast between his great brainpower to his tiny muscle power.
This another of my favorite subjects , science. This is about one of the greatest people included in my subject.
After the public eye recognized Hawking him as a celebrity he has since had films wrote detailing his amazing story.These include 'hawking' and 'The Theory of Everything'. He has also starred in shows including the Simpsons and Star Trek:the next generation
Recently he has shown an interest in comic relief starring in the Little Britain comic relief sketch and became a Hawking bot
Stephen is currently Director of Research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Founder of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge.He also holds the prestigious position of Lucasian professor which was once held by greats like Issac Newton
Stephen Hawking has many awards and distinctions. He has almost too many science awards than we could fit in.
Hawkings has been given at least 12 honorary degrees. However he has still not been awarded the Nobel Prize
His civil awards include Commander of the British Empire, which is a rank in the U.K. just under being knighted, a Companion of Honour, which is another distinction given in recognition of national service. There can be no more than 65 members of the order at one time. He has also been offered the privilege of being knighted several times but to this day has turned it down.
His awards aren't just exclusive to this country and has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom which is America's highest civil award.