|Birthday :||January 8, 1942|
|Age :||71 years old|
Legendary physicist who became renown for creating a cosmology that relied on the unification of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.
Before fame he was the coxswain for the rowing team at Oxford before suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The fact is He became known for his predictive theory of radiation and black holes, and authored the bestselling book, A Brief History of Time.
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 Jane Wilde in 1965, and after their divorce in 1991, married Elaine Mason in 1995. He had three children with Jane named Robert, Lucy, and Timothy; has two younger sisters named Philippa and Mary; and has an adopted brother named Edward.
He is a respected lifetime associate of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, along with Max Planck.