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Stephen Hawking - A Popular Science Genius STEPHEN HAWKING
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.

PBS Online
A Brief History of Stephen Hawking
A Science Odyssey
A Brief History of Time
Prof. Stephen Hawking

Famous Quotes:
"My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all."

"... I therefore started working for the first time in my life. To my surprise I found I liked it."