Stephen Hawking Bio, Marriage, Age, Height, Net Worth

Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and director of research at the University of Cambridge’s Center for Theoretical Cosmology.

Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking Bio
Famous As Stephen Hawking
Profession Theoretical Physicist
Age 76 years
Birthday January 8, 1942
Birth Place Oxford, England
Birth Sign Capricorn
Height 5 feet 6.5 inches (169 cm)
Weight 137 lbs (62 kg)
Body Measurements 37 – 30 – 11
Net Worth $20 Million (as in 2018)
Salary N/A
Born Name Stephen William Hawking
Nickname Einstein (called in his school)
Hometown England
Nationality British
Ethnicity white
Religion Atheist
Sexual Orientation Straight
Body Shape Straight
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Hair Color
Qualification Ph.D. from Trinity Hall, Cambridge
School Byron House School, Highgate, London St Albans High School for Girls, St Albans Hertfordshire, England Radlett Preparatory School, England St Albans School, Hertfordshire, England
College University College, Oxford, England Trinity Hall, Cambridge, England
University University College, Oxford, England Trinity Hall, Cambridge, England
Brother(s) Edward (Adopted)
Sister(s) Philippa (younger), Mary (younger)
Marital Status Divorced
Spouse Jane Wilde (1963-1995) Elaine Mason (1995-2006)
Relationship With Jane Wilde (1963-1995) Elaine Mason (1995-2006)
Children Son- Robert (born 1967) Daughters- Lucy (born 1970), Timothy (born 1979)
Death Date March 14, 2018
Death Place Cambridge, United Kingdom

 

Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

Early Life

Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England to parents Frank and Isobel Hawking. His mother was Scottish.

Family

Despite their family’s financial constraints, both parents attended Oxford University, where Frank read medicine and Isobel read philosophy, politics, and economics.

Education

He began his undergraduate education at Oxford University in October 1959 at the age of 17. These unflattering study habits made sitting at the World Cup a challenge, and he decided to answer only theoretical physics questions rather than those that required real-world knowledge. A first-class honors degree was a requirement for admission to his postgraduate course in cosmology at the University of Cambridge.

Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

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After receiving a BA (Hons) First Class in Natural Sciences and completing a trip to Iran with a friend, he began his postgraduate work at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in October 1962. Hawking received a research fellowship at Gonville and Caius College; He received his Ph.D. Degree in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Specialization in General Relativity and Cosmology, March 1966; His essay “Singularities and the Geometry of Spacetime” shared the highest honors with one by Penrose for winning the prestigious Adams Prize that year. Hawking has been married twice and has three children, including Lucy Hawking.

Career

Hawking’s scientific work includes collaborations with Roger Penrose on theories of singular gravity within the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. He was a strong proponent of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

He was an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a life member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. He was a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University between 1979 and 2009 and had commercial success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; His book “A Brief History of Time” appeared in the British newspaper “Sunday Times” bestseller list for 237 weeks, breaking the record.

Age, Height & Measurements

Stephen Hawking was 76 years old. Hawking’s height was 5 Feet 6.5 Inches (169 centimeters) and his weight was 137 pounds (62 kilograms). Body measurements 37 – 30 – 11 and the birth sign was Capricorn.

Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

Social Media Profiles

He was very popular on social media. Stephen Hawking has 66k followers on his Instagram account and 4.1m followers on his Facebook account.

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