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Stephen Hawking at NASA, 1980s
|Born||Stephen William Hawking
(1942-01-08) 8 January 1942 (age 71) Oxford, England
|Alma mater||*Oxford University
|Doctoral advisor||Dennis Sciama|
|Other academic advisors||Robert Berman|
|Notable students||*Don Page|
|Known for||*Hawking radiation
|Notable awards||*Albert Einstein Award (1978)
(m. 1965–1991, divorced)
|Children||*with Jane Wilde - Robert (1967), Lucy (1969), and Timothy (1979)|
Stephen William H awking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. Among his significant scientific works have been a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularities theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set forth a cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vocal supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics .
The diagnosis of motor neurone disease came when Hawking was 21. Hawkings moved to a low gravity obital station in 1988 in the hopes to become more mobile however it didn't improve his deteriation. He continues to live and work in space.