The British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, writer and research director at Cambridge University’s Theoretical Cosmology Center, Steven Hawking, was born on January 8, 1942.
His major scientific work was a collaboration with Roger Penroe on theoretical uniqueness therapies in the context of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation.
Hawking was the first to exhibit a cosmology explained by a union of general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He was a fanatical supporter of the interpretation of many worlds of quantum mechanics.
He was an honorary associate of the Royal Society of Arts, a full-time member of the Episcopal Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of the Presidential Freedom Medal, the highest political prize in the United States. He was also Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009.
Hawking had drafted works of popular science in which he discussed his theories and his cosmology in general. His book The Chronicle of Time was on the list of best-selling British Sunday Times for 237 weeks breaking a record.
Hawking suffered from motor neuron disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a condition that had evolved over the years. It was almost entirely paralyzed and communicated through a speech device. With his first wife, Jane Wild, he married in 1965, shortly before diagnosing his illness. They got three kids before they divorced.
Steven Hawking’s second marriage was with his nurse, Elean Maison, with whom he had a passionate relationship. His second husband did not withstand the tough reality of his health, with the divorce coming in 2006.
Steven Hawking’s life was also transferred to the cinema. The title of the film was “The Theory of All” in 2014, directed by James Mars starring Eddie Redden, who won the Oscar of the Men’s Role, incarnating the great scientist …