Stephen Hawkings

by: Layla Moore

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Did you know that Stephen Hawking is the smartest man alive? He has many big discoveries and has won multiple awards. Stephen Hawking has changed the way we think about space.


Hawking graduated from two different universities. Both in England. The first university he went to was University College, Oxford. While he was here, he thought it was easy so he really didn't pay attention. This led to being nervous on the final exams. The teachers thought he was going to fail, but surprisingly he aced the test. Later on he went to Trinity Hall, Cambridge. There he graduated with a PhD. this led to 3 discoveries that changed the way we think about space.

Discoveries And Awards

Here is a List of Stephen Hawking's awards

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Wolf Prize in Physics

  • Copley Medal

  • Fonseca Prize

  • Hughes Medal

  • two Albert Einstein Medals

  • Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society

  • Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

  • Adams Prize

  • Eddington Medal

  • Franklin Medal

  • Maxwell Medal and Prize

  • Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics

  • Princess of Asturias Award for Concord

  • The Dirac medal of the Institute of Physics

  • Lilienfeld Prize

  • Albert Medal (Royal Society of Arts)

  • Andrew Gemant Award Naylor Prize and Lectureship

And these are most of his awards.

How He Changed the World

Stephen Hawking changed the world of astronomy. From saying that back holes aren't black to discovering the Penrose, Stephen has taught many people about space.He helped a lot of people and because of his disability (ALS), he has inspired many more. He may be the smarties man alive, but he doesn't brag about it. Instead, he helps people and makes life changing discoveries.


Thanks to Stephen Hawking, we learn more about space everyday. Now, I have a question for you: How will you change the world?