A Personal Photolog: Stephen Hawking from Childhood to Today
There are no limits for a brilliant mind, and Stephen Hawking is a living proof of the fact. The English cosmologist, theoretical physicist and author was born Stephen William Hawking on January 8, 1942 to Frank and Isobel Hawking, a medical researcher and a secretary, respectively. He was given the nickname “Einstein” in his school days, but he wasn’t initially successful with academics. Instead, he studied and excelled in scientific subjects, especially mathematics, and eventually received a scholarship into the University College, Oxford.
Hawking was later crippled by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which rendered him immobile until now. However, the disease never dulled his brain or witticism. Even with his disability, he continued and worked on ways that would help him communicate. He still gives lectures and shares his scientific ideas with the rest of the world.