Stephen Hawking

1942 - 2018

Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009. His scientific works included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, his Wikipedia page in English has received more than 45,723,418 page views. His biography is available in different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular Physicist.

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Among Physicists, Stephen Hawking ranks 2 out of 639Before him are Albert Einstein. After him are Michael Faraday, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alessandro Volta, Max Planck, André-Marie Ampère, Niels Bohr, James Prescott Joule, James Clerk Maxwell, Pierre Curie, and Robert Hooke.

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