Stephen W. Hawking
"One of the Most Brilliant Cosmetologists since Einstein"
Who is Stephen Hawking?
A Look in Hawking's Childhood
Stephen Hawking as a baby (1942-1943).
On the left, is Hawking attending St. Albans School (1950's). On the right, is Hawking after he graduated Oxford University (1962).
Hawking at age twenty-one (1963).
His Awards, Medals, and Honors
- The Eddington Medal
- Hughes Medal of Royal Society
- Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
- the Wolf Prize in Physics
- Albert Einstein Medal
- Prince of Asturias Award in Concord
- Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society
- Michelson Morley Award of Case Western Reserve University
- Copley Medal of the Royal Society
- Maxwell Prize
- Pius XI Gold Medal
- Honored the Order of the British Empire (Commander)
- Honored the Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
- Honored the Companion of Honor
Hawking and His Disability
Stephen is in a wheelchair and cannot move or talk, but is able to carry on his day like any normal person. He is married with three children and is successful in his work. Not to mention, he has successfully written or co-written a total of one hundred forty-nine books. He is able to communicate attached to the arm of his wheelchair which he can select characters through the keyboard by moving his cheek to use as a cursor by a switch which is connected by his glasses.
Why is Stephen Hawking Significant to Me?
Stephen Hawkings Quotes
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”
“The victim should have the right to end his life, if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope.”
“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.”
“So Einstein was wrong when he said, "God does not play dice." Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen.”