Stephen William Hawking : Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 to Isobel and Frank Hawking in Oxford, United Kingdom. As a young boy, Stephen showed a passion for science and the sky. In his early years, Stephen was known as a bright kid outside of school. He was ranked third to last his first year at St. Albans, but that did not bother him because he had his mind set on things aside from school. Early Life Stephen Hawking is a Physics professor at Cambridge University, located in Cambridge, England. His expertise and passion dwells in that of Cosmology, the study of the universe. He was born during World War II, and given the name of Stephen William Hawking on January 8, 1942 in Oxford England. Although it was his…show more content…
His father then realized that Stephen was not feeling well and took him to the doctor to get checked. Hawking 's next two weeks were spent in a medical clinic in order to run more tests. A few days passed and the doctors had the results for Stephen, he was at the early stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS. Though the news was devastating to him, he did not let that stop him. Instead it motivated him to keep pursuing because there was much more he could do in life. During this heartache of time, his suffering allowed him to become the scientist he is today. In 1968, Stephen became a member of the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge shortly after his wife had his first son Robert. Stephen 's Family and Love Life Stephen 's parents were Frank and Isobel Hawkings. He was the oldest out of three other siblings, which are Mary, Philippa, and Edward who was adopted. Stephen 's family moved to St. Albans when his dad became the head of parasitology at the National Institute for Medical Research. His mother was a stay at home mom. She would spend the days with her kids outside and reading books. When Hawkings was released from the hospital he met Jane Wilde who he instantly fell in love with and married two years later. Two years after that he and his wife had their first child Robert, then three years after they had their second child Lucy. Nine

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