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: Response upon being questioned as to his IQ, in interview with Deborah Solomon The Science of Second-Guessing, The New York Times (12 December 2004)
Source/Notes: As quoted in The Science of Second-Guessing, The New York Times (12 December 2004)
Source/Notes: As quoted in The Science of Second-Guessing, The New York Times (12 December 2004)

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Source/Notes: After completing a zero-gravity flight in a specially modified plane, as quoted in Hawking takes zero-gravity flight BBC News (27 April 2007)
Source/Notes: He posted this question on the Internet. As quoted in "What's Wrong with Us: The Anthropathology Thesis" by Colin Feltham, John Wiley & Sons, 2007, p. 245