Stephen Hawking - Famous Scientists
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Born: 8 Jan 1942 in Oxford, England
He's had a TV cameo role in Star Trek in which he plays poker
with scientific icons Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.
He now holds the esteemed position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Applied Mathematics
and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University, formerly held by Sir Isaac Newton.
He has Lou Gehrig's disease (a disease affecting muscle control) for which he uses a wheelchair and speaks through
a computer and voice synthesizer.
A Brief History of Stephen Hawking
A Science Odyssey
A Brief History of Time
Prof. Stephen Hawking
"My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists
"... I therefore started working for the first time in my life. To my surprise I found I liked it."