### Stephen Hawking - Basic Information:

**Born:** January 9, 1942, Oxfordshire, England

**Degrees:**

- B.A., University College, Oxford, 1962
- Ph.D., Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1966

**Marriages:**

- Jane Wilde, 1965 to 1991
- Elaine Mason, 1995 to 2006

**Children:**

- Robert, born 1967
- Lucy, 1969
- Timothy, 1979

### Stephen Hawking - Fields of Study:

- Proved that singularities are general features of spacetime
- Provided a mathematical proof that information which fell into a black hole was lost
- Demonstrated that black holes evaporate through Hawking radiation

### Stephen Hawking - Medical Condition:

As part of his condition, Hawking has lost his ability to speak, so he utilizes device that can translate his eye movements (since he can no longer utilize a keypad) to speak in a digitized voice.

### Stephen Hawking - Physics Career:

### Stephen Hawking - Popular Publications:

*A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes*(1988)*The Universe in a Nutshell*(2001)*On the Shoulders of Giants*(2002)*A Briefer History of Time*(2005)*God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History*(2007)*George's Secret Key to the Universe*with Lucy Hawking (2007)*George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt*with Lucy Hawking (2009)*The Grand Design*with Leonard Mlodinow (2010)

### Stephen Hawking in Popular Culture:

*The Simpsons*and

*Futurama*, as well as a cameo on

*Star Trek: The Next Generation*in 1993. Hawking's voice has also been emulated in the creation of a "gangsta rap" style CD by M.C. Hawking:

*A Brief History of Rhyme*.