STEPHEN HAWKING: EARTHBOUND SPACE EXPLORER
Stephen Hawking was a stalwart of theoretical physics and cosmology. He rose to popular prominence with his 1988 best-selling book “A Brief History in Time” before he died of ALS on March 14, 2018. His theories on black holes and relativity made him famous in his field but his book made him a household name.
Hawking was born in Oxford, England, on Jan. 8, 1942. He was studied physics at University College in Oxford and later at Trinity Hall in Cambridge where he earned his Ph.D. He was elected a fellow at Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge. It was during this time he was diagnosed with the ailment that would confine him to a wheelchair, steel his voice and eventually take his life — ALS, which is also known in the U.S. as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
BLACK HOLE THEORY
“A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME”