Stephen Hawking Essay

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Stephen W. Hawking Stephen W. Hawking has a mind set that is beyond today's general way thinking. His attempts to identify a grand unification theory that unites everything we know about the physical world and science far exceeds any realm of thinking that has ever graced this earth.

Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. He spent most of his childhood in and around London, and was always a bit of a self-educator. He was interested in the stars, and his family used to lie out on the grass looking at the stars. His writing was appalling, and he was one of the only people at school to be issued with a copybook. He was never really good with his hands, and gave the impression of nervousness, being lanky and awkward in
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It was around this time that he met his future wife, Jane Wilde. Hawking's graduate thesis discussed what happens when a star burns off its fuel and collapses into a black hole.

In 1965 he applied for and received a research fellowship at Caisus College, Cambridge and married Jane Wilde. They have 3 children: Robert, Lucy, and Timothy . Meeting Jane lifted Hawking out of his terminal-illness depression, and he started to work again.Hawking's research at Caisus College was to be done in theoretical physics He chose to do it in cosmology partly because he found elementary particles unattractive and because he wanted to study with Fred Hoyle, who was at Cambridge at the time . Hawking's research centered on Black Holes, and from the late 60's onward he has been in the forefront of Black Hole research. One discovery of Hawking's is that Black Holes emit radiation. Based on Einstein's general theory of relativity, nothing can escape the event horizon of a Black Hole, but based on quantum mechanics, for every particle there is an antiparticle.

These particles are created at the same time, go through an existence, and collide to annihilate each other. With respect to the Black Hole, one of these particles falls into the Hole, leaving the other outside of the event horizon, emitting radiation. This radiation has been coined as

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