Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Born: January 8, 1942

Nationality: English

Occupation: Physicist

Biography: Stephen William Hawking is a British theoretical physicist and author. His key scientific works to date have been a collaboration with Roger Penrose on theorems on gravitational singularities in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes should emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation.

Source/Notes: From Hawking's Foreward to The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence Krauss (2007), p. xiii.

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Source/Notes: During a debate with Roger Penrose in 1994 at the University of Cambridge, as reported in: The Nature of Space and Time (1996) by Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, p. 26
Source/Notes: Interview Colonies in space may be only hope, says Hawking by Roger Highfield in Daily Telegraph (16 October 2001)

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