Physicist

Stephen Hawking

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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 43,891,791 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular Physicist and the 8th most popular biography from United Kingdom.

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Among Physicists, Stephen Hawking ranks 3 out of 518Before him are Isaac Newton (GBR) and Albert Einstein (DEU). After him are Michael Faraday (GBR), Alessandro Volta (ITA), Wilhelm Röntgen (DEU), Robert Hooke (GBR), Niels Bohr (DNK), Max Planck (DEU), Werner Heisenberg (DEU), Alhazen (IRQ), and Evangelista Torricelli (ITA).

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Among people born in 1942, Stephen Hawking ranks 1 out of 332After him are Muhammad Ali (USA), Harrison Ford (USA), Jimi Hendrix (USA), Paul McCartney (GBR), Martin Scorsese (USA), Hu Jintao (CHN), Barbra Streisand (USA), Eusébio (MOZ), Ronnie James Dio (USA), Brian Jones (GBR), and Dino Zoff (ITA).

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