Know more about Scientist Stephen Hawking’s life

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Even if you don't keep a close eye on new developments in physics, you've probably heard of the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. He shot to fame after his path breaking proof of the “Big Bang Theory” which said that the universe started from a singularity in space and time.

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Born in Oxford, England, Stephen was affected with a motor neuron disease and is the most acclaimed theoretical physicists of modern times. Besides his contribution in the field of science and research, we have some interesting facts about his life, which are surely worth knowing.

Safe Birthplace

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His parents, Frank & Isobel Hawking, moved from North London to Oxford, England as at that time (during 2nd World War), it was considered a safe place to give births.

The time he built a computer

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At the St. Albans High School, he built a computer along with his group of friends and his Mathematics teacher Dikran Tahta from an old telephone switchboard, clock parts and other recycled components.

When he fell in love

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When he was pursuing his PhD at the Cambridge, he fell in love with Jane Wilde who was a friend of his sister.

Television personality

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He has appeared on television multiple times. His animated version appeared on The Simpsons (American Sitcom) for which he lent his voice himself. He also appeared on Star Trek: Next Generation. He has also appeared in popular documentary shows like Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe and Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking

His accent

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Although he is a British, his artificial voice in his speech synthesizer has an American accent.

Hawking vs. Pope

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Pope John Paul II didn’t always support his views as both have contradictory ideologies. According to Pope- there should be no argument over who created the universe as it’s obviously God, while, according to Hawking- it’s Science which can explain the creation of the universe.

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In every way, we thank his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity, he's gone on to hold distinguished academic posts, be appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire and earn the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. That's huge and we're blessed to have such a great human among us!

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