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Stephen William Hawking,(born 8 January 1942) is a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. Among his significant scientific works have been a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularities theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set forth a cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vocal supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.


He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009.


Hawking has achieved success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; his A Brief History of Time stayed on the British Sunday Times best-sellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks. Hawking has a motor neuron disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a condition that has progressed over the years. He is almost entirely paralysed and communicates through a speech generating device. He married twice and has three children.

On why we should not seek communication with extraterrestrials:
"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."

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Playful Genius: Tribute Recalls Stephen Hawking's Lighter Side ... Hawking, who died March 14 at the age of 76, "enjoyed being treated irreverently," theoretical physicist John Preskill wrote in a tribute to the late cosmologist that was published ... [Stephen Hawking: A Physics Icon Remembered in Photos].
THE funeral of the Oxford-born professor Stephen Hawking has been held in a church in Cambridge. The renowned British physicist died peacefully at his home on March 14 at the age of 76. The cosmologist had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease in his 20s. Saturday's private funeral service at ...

On Saturday, members of the scientific community, family, friends and fans alike will gather to remember the life and legacy of groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking died on March 14 at his home in Cambridge, England, at the age of 76. For decades, Hawking enchanted both scientists and ...
He used examples that drew on real-life objects and scenarios to explain some of the most confounding scientific ideas about the universe. One of his biggest areas of interest was black holes, which are still one of the least understood phenomena in theoretical physics. Here is Stephen Hawking explaining ...
Stephen Hawking World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking answers questions with the help of a voice synthesiser during a press conference at the .... His office is in a narrow, cluttered cubicle in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, which occupies a building as charmless ...
Stephen Hawking, one of the most influential physicists of the twentieth century and perhaps the most celebrated icon of contemporary science, has died at the age of 76. The University of Cambridge confirmed that the physicist died in the early hours of 14 March at his home in Cambridge, England.

The iconic physicist and arguably one of the world's greatest minds, Stephen Hawking, died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England, on March 14, 2018. As tributes pour out from colleagues, other cosmologists and enthusiasts the world over, Live Science looks back at Hawking's life. Though he ...
As one of Isaac Newton's successors as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, Hawking was involved in the search for the great goal of physics -- a "unified theory." Such a theory would resolve the contradictions between Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, which describes the ...
Hawking was one of Sir Isaac Newton's successors as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. In this role, he was involved in the search for one of the great goals of physics – to find a “unified theory.” He studied Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, which describes the ...
Stephen Hawking: A physicist's appreciation ... Daniel Holz is an Associate Professor in Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, at the ... Stephen Hawking was a singular individual, revered both by his fellow scientists and by the public.
Stephen Hawking, the British theoretical physicist who found a link between gravity and quantum theory, and who declared that black holes aren't really ... scientists as celebrities and public intellectuals, "a signature contribution to cosmology [just] as the field became the most exciting place in physics.".
"My disabilities have not been a significant handicap in my field, which is theoretical physics. Indeed, they have helped me in a way by shielding me from lecturing and administrative work that I would otherwise have been involved in. I have managed, however, only because of the large amount of help I ...
Changing our understanding of physics. So what did this man who re-envisioned the universe really do? What was his science all about? Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist who is on leave from Arizona State University and was a friend and colleague of Hawking's, says that at a young age, Hawking ...
Influential voices – such as Moshe Vardi, professor of computational engineering at Rice University, and the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking – forecast tens of millions of jobs lost: this time, it seems, the substitution of old work by new work won't…work. What to make of this? Though AI may, in the ...
The famous American Professor Stephen Hawking talked to the Wired recently about Climate Change. He is the renowned physicist, cosmologist, and author of the book The Brief History of Time. In his interview, Professor Hawking lamented the fact of climate change denial by the American President ...
The idea is a basic premise of modern physics: If something falls into a black hole, it can't be contacted, it's future can't be predicted. ... First proposed by mathematician Roger Penrose in 1969 and later debated by the likes of Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne, it's been modified over the decades and has ...
One astronomer has calculated that it would happen within 1,500 years, with another predicting we will find intelligent alien life by 2040. Many scientists and thinkers have so far warned about the risks involved in terms of interacting with aliens. Famous physicist Stephen Hawking has said that intelligent ...

Today, people are celebrating Hedgehog Day – possibly as an alternative to Groundhog Day, which is a tradition in North America. There is a nice connection between the spiny critters and physics because diagrams illustrating magnetic quasiparticles called skyrmions are sometimes referred to as ...
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has said AI could be the best or the worst event in the history of civilization. His warnings of the latter were frightening. "It brings dangers, like powerful autonomous weapons, or new ways for the few to oppress the many. It could bring great disruption to our economy," ...
Famed physicist Stephen Hawking has voiced his concern several times, saying that intelligent aliens would have no problem wiping out the human race. That said, the same futurists and theoretical minds also fear that the same fate could be dished out to us by human-created artificial intelligence.
When first watching James Marsh's biopic The Theory of Everything, which follows the rise of Stephen Hawking (portrayed by Eddie Redmayne) as a groundbreaking physicist-cosmologist who slowly becomes crippled by ALS, it's easy to mistake the film for a different period than the three decades during ...
Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking died on March 14 at the age of 76. Hawking awed us with his remarkable mind, which delivered revelations about black holes and other wonders of the universe, and with his defiant inability to be diminished by his paralysis, brought on by his diagnosis of ...
The paper, titled “A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation?,” was authored by Hawking and Thomas Hertog, a theoretical physicist from the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Leuven in Belgium. It's currently being reviewed by an undisclosed science journal, but for now it's sitting at the arXiv in ...
Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk and renowned physicist Stephen Hawking have issued some terrifying predictions about the future of artificial intelligence. Musk has said AI is more dangerous than North Korea. He's also warned it is "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization." Hawking has ...
We know by now what illiberal democracies are. They are countries like Russia, Hungary, and Poland, where the formal rules of democratic elections are preserved — though at times with credible claims of vote-rigging, especially in Russia — but where an authoritarian government so dominates the ...
Famed physicist Stephen Hawking has voiced his concern several times, saying that intelligent aliens would have no problem wiping out the human race. That said, the same futurists and theoretical minds also fear that the same fate could be dished out to us by human-created artificial intelligence.
Tesla TSLA and SpaceX chief Elon Musk and renowned physicist Stephen Hawking have issued some terrifying predictions about the future of artificial intelligence. Musk has said AI is more dangerous than North Korea . He's also warned it is " fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization .".
Musk was among more than a hundred tech leaders to call on the United Nations to ban the use of lethal autonomous weapons, or 'killer robots, last year. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO believes AI is a “fundamental threat to human civilization.” World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking holds similar fears ...
Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk and renowned physicist Stephen Hawking have issued some terrifying predictions about the future of artificial intelligence. Musk has said AI is more dangerous than North Korea. He's also warned it is "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization." Hawking has ...
Physicist Stephen Hawking is set to join the cast of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase. ... one, Professor Hawking will play The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy Mk.II, a hugely intelligent and powerful being who might have been known on our planet as Professor Stephen Hawking.
Professor Stephen Hawking is to star in a guest role in Radio 4's The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase. The physicist will voice the role of The Guide Mark II, according to a preview snippet of the show released by the BBC. The cult classic is returning to radio next month to mark the 40th ...
When first watching James Marsh's biopic The Theory of Everything, which follows the rise of Stephen Hawking (portrayed by Eddie Redmayne) as a groundbreaking physicist-cosmologist who slowly becomes crippled by ALS, it's easy to mistake the film for a different period than the three decades during ...
A group of health campaigners including the physicist professor Stephen Hawking has launched a legal challenge against a plan which they say would radically change the way NHS services are commissioned. A similar scheme to the one which is the subject of a legal battle is currently being piloted in ...
A group of health campaigners including a Newcastle University academic and world famous scientist Professor Stephen Hawking has been given ... The world renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Prof Hawking, who suffers from motor neurone disease, joined the group in December.
Physicist Stephen Hawking and a group of health campaigners have won permission to pursue a court challenge to Jeremy Hunt's plans to restructure NHS England. See related. Pros and cons of privatising the NHS. Hawking and the campaigners, who use the name JR4NHS, argue that the proposals ...
The Telegraph reported that said student has been disciplined for his “costume” as 76-year old scientist Stephen Hawking at the “dress as your degree” ... “While it is not impossible to dress respectfully as Stephen Hawking, as a world-renowned physicist, this seems to have not been the case or intention.”.
Their Chair, Miranda Reilly, and College Disability Rep Officer, Josie Paton, who is an undergraduate at LMH, said: “While it is not impossible to dress respectfully as Stephen Hawking, as a world-renowned physicist, this seems to have not been the case or intention. “Mobility aids are an important tool in ...
He is known also for his prize-winning work with Stephen Hawking on black holes. Physicist Lee Smolin once remarked that Penrose is “one of the very few people I've met in my life who, without reservation, I call a genius.” Penrose believes that consciousness is not computational. Our awareness is not ...
In the second episode of his new series Stephen Hawking's Favourite Places the renowned theoretical physicist used the example of Venus to illustrate the impact increased greenhouse gases can have on a habitable planet. "Venus is like Earth in so many ways, a sort of kissing cousin. She's almost the ...
"Venus is like Earth in so many ways, a sort of kissing cousin," the famed theoretical physicist said in the second episode of his new series, Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places. "She's almost the same size as Earth, a touch closer to the sun. She has an atmosphere." NASA explains that for up to 2 billion ...
"Next time you meet a climate-change denier, tell them to take a trip to Venus; I will pay the fare," says the physicist in his show. Hawking has severely criticized Trump's decision last year to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. The US president has stated before that this climate pact puts the ...
Stephen Hawking: I'll pay to send climate change deniers to Venus ... Stephen Hawking, however, has little time for their rhetoric. In the second-ever episode of "Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places," -- which just started streaming on CuriosityStream.com -- the famed physicist uses Venus as an example ...
Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned physicist and author of "A Brief History of Time," celebrates his 76th birthday Monday. Nearly 55 years, Hawking was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Though the disease has left him paralyzed, Hawking has ...
The Unknown Signal from a Star System 200 Light Years Away --Stephen Hawking: "A Serious Scientific Problem" (Today's Most Popular) ... "We have no idea how many – if any – other civilizations there are in our galaxy,” says Richard Conn Henry, professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins ...
The Dark Matter Sleuth: Can She Solve the Greatest Mystery in Physics? ... Tracy Slatyer picked up A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking's seminal book on the origins of the universe, after reading a review that called it fascinating yet dense and cited a survey reporting that most people couldn't get past ...
Newton's theory of gravitation was unseated by Einstein's general relativity, which was undermined by the discovery of quantum physics, which was ... Stephen Hawking is still one of the chief authorities on incredibly weird, complex physics, but even he apparently doubts that there's a final answer to all the ...
Today is Stephen Hawking's 76 birthday and the famed physicist has once again proved his resilience against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the fatal and debilitating disease he was diagnosed with at age 21. And while we all worry about Hawking's health as he ages, the physicist has a more ...
Stephen Hawking may be turning the ripe old age of 76 today, but his dry wit, steadfast belief in aliens and black holes, and his 'theory of everything' ... may be just a 'cosmic' coincidence, but Hawking was born on the 300th death anniversary of classically renowned astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei.
Stephen Hawking is a famous physicist who is known for, among other things, his book “A Brief History in Time.” I have not completely read and digested Mr. Hawking's book (I'm still trying to find the CliffsNotes version). But I understand that in his book, Hawking theorizes about black holes and the big bang ...
However, the likes of Stephen Hawking have previously warned it could be a bad idea to message intelligent aliens. Last year, Professor ... who they deem inferior. The theoretical physicist said: “One day we might receive a signal from a planet like Gliese 832c, but we should be wary of answering back.


 

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