Stephen Hawking

By Janessa Rogers and Isaac Martinez

About Stephen

Stephen was born in Oxford, England, United Kingdom on January 8, 1942. He studied physics at Oxford University. He had three children named Robert, Lucy, and Timothy. Hawking developed ALS, a disease where the nerves controlling the muscles shut down. He was forced to use a wheelchair. But Stephen Hawking still lives through his disease today.


Interesting Facts

-He made a guest appearance on "The Simpsons", "Star Trek", and "The Big Bang Theory".

-Born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo death.

-ASL usually fatal after 3 years but Hawkings has survived it for 50.

-Late 2006 publicly advocated for human colonization of other planets.

Great Discoveries

1970 - Discovers that by using quantum theory and general relativity he is able to show that black holes can emit radiation.

1976 - Calculates that once a black hole forms, it radiates energy and starts losing mass.

2004 - Announces he has solved the Black Hole paradox. After nearly 30 years of arguing black holes destroy everything that falls into it, he admits that they may allow information within them to escape.

Quote

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."-Stephen Hawking.