Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist whose scientific books such as the record breaking best-seller ‘A brief history of time’ have captured public attention, raising interest in physics and leading him to become an international celebrity. He is best known for his work in Quantum Gravity and Cosmology, in particular Black Holes.

He was the Lucasian Professor of Physics at Cambridge University until he retired in 2009 after 30 years. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, had recieved a CBE and was awarded the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom by the United States.

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  • 1975 Eddington Medal
  • 1976 Hughes Medal of the Royal Society
  • 1979 Albert Einstein Medal
  • 1981 Franklin Medal
  • 1982 Order of the British Empire (Commander)
  • 1985 Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 1986 Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
  • 1988 Wolf Prize in Physics
  • 1989 Prince of Asturias Awards in Concord
  • 1989 Companion of Honour
  • 1999 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society
  • 2003 Michelson Morley Award of Case Western Reserve University
  • 2006 Copley Medal of the Royal Society
  • 2008 Fonseca Price of the University of Santiago de Compostela
  • 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States

Popular publications

  • A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988)
  • The Universe in a Nutshell (2001)
  • On the Shoulders of Giants (2002)
  • A Briefer History of Time (2005)
  • God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History (2007)
  • George’s Secret Key to the Universe with Lucy Hawking (2007)
  • George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt with Lucy Hawking (2009)

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  • Postings

    Director of Research – Centre for Theoretical Cosmology
    University of Cambridge

    Fellow of Gonville and Caius College
    University of Cambridge

    Distinguished Research Chair
    Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics