Stephen William Hawking was a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, writer and research director at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge. His main exploration was in the field of theoretical cosmology, focusing on the evolution of the universe controlled by general relativity. He was known for studying black holes. With the theoretical prediction of black hole emission radiation, a theory called “Hawking radiation”, he became the first cosmology to be jointly explained by general relativity and quantum mechanics.
- Full Name: Stephen William Hawking
- Other Name: Stephen William Hawking
- Birthday: 8th January 1942
- Birthplace: Oxford, England
- Died On: March 14, 2018
- Place Of Death: Cambridge, England
- Eye Color: Blue
- Distinctive Feature: Disabled due to ALS
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Sexuality: Straight
- Religion: Atheist
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: British
- Profession: Physicist
- Father: Frank Hawking
- Mother: Isobel Hawking
- Siblings: Edward Hawking, Mary Hawking, Philippa Hawking
- Spouse/Ex-: Elaine Manson (1995–2006), Jane Wilde (1965–1995)
- Children: Lucy Hawking, Robert Hawking, Timothy Hawking
Hawking became a member of the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy in 1968, and the discovery of cosmologist Roger Penrose on the “black hole” made him very fascinated because he himself was studying the phenomenon that caused the origin of the universe. In 1970, Hawking discovered the “second law of black hole dynamics.” According to it, the black hole’s event horizon will never become smaller. Together with James M. Bardeen and Brandon Carter, he proposed four laws of “black hole mechanics.” Hawking visited Moscow in 1973, and his discussions with Yakov Borisovich Zerdovich and Alexei Stabinski helped him to propose “Hawking radiation.” The following year, he became a member of the Royal Society. Stephen Hawking Net Worth is well known amongst the richest people.
- Claim to Fame: A Brief History of Time
In 1988, Hawking gained international prestige for the first time in the publication of “A Brief History of Time”. It was originally intended to provide the public with a simplified version of cosmology and became an instant bestseller. In 1993, he co-edited a book on Euclid’s quantum gravity with Gary Gippens and published a collection of his own articles on black holes. His series of lectures was published as “the essence of time and space.” Due to the university’s rules and regulations, Hawking retired in 2009 as a professor of mathematics at Lucas. He continues to serve as research director in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Stephen Hawking Net Worth made him a popular man on the celebrity’s list.
How Much Was Stephen Hawking Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Stephen Hawking Net Worth was $20 Million at the time of his death.
- Income Source: Physicist
Awards & Achievements
Hawking became the “Commander of the British Empire Medal” in 1982. He later won many prestigious awards, such as “The Royal Astronomical Society Gold Award”, “Paul Dirac Medal” and so on. Other famous awards were awarded to Hawking including “Wolf Award”, “His Royal Honorary Partner”, “Julius Edgerly Field Award”, “Copley Medal”, “Presidential Freedom Medal”, “Russian Basic Physics Award” Wait.