Hawking files for divorce

CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Stephen Hawking, best-selling author of "A Brief History of Time," and his wife have filed for divorce in England.

ABC launches 6-episode 'Masters of Sci Fi'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- ABC will air six mid-season episodes of "Masters of Science Fiction" adapted from stories by acclaimed U.S. writers.

Hawking critiques EU stem cell decision

CAMBRIDGE, England, July 25 (UPI) -- Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking is criticizing a stem cell research funding ruling by the European Union as a "fudge." Hawking's comments followed a compromise reached by the European Council during its Monday meeting in Brussels, The Guardian

Yahoo! Canada kicks off search campaign

TORONTO, June 13 (UPI) -- Celebrities will be taking part in promoting a search engine site by Yahoo! Canada.

British teens pin hopes on fame

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A British survey finds that 10 percent of young people in their late teens would leave school to become famous and 16 percent think they will become famous.

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Wormholes unlikely to allow time travel

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- Researchers say the idea of using "wormholes" to travel from one place in the galaxy to another is a "Star Trek" idea whose time may never come.

In the Stars: Hawking's beautiful mind

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- There are very few people on this planet who would qualify as living legends, and fewer still who can live up to expectations, but Stephen Hawking sits at or near the top in that rarified company, propelled to prominence by the incredible power of his min
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Stephen Hawking receives Smithsonian medal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking received the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal in a ceremony Monday.

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Hawking's wife angered by 'Simpsons' cameo

OXFORD, England, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The wife of disabled scientist Professor Stephen Hawking has voiced concern about his upcoming second appearance on "The Simpsons."

U2's Bono to guest DJ BBC radio show

LONDON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The BBC will use five celebrities to host its popular "Today" news radio show this month, including U2 front man Bono and Sarah Ferguson.

Hawking raises new black holes theory

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) -- Famed British cosmologist Stephen Hawking claims to have solved one of the greatest mysteries of black holes.

Depression, booze plagued Hawking daughter

LONDON, April 13 (UPI) -- Rumors that British mathematician Stephen Hawking was abused drove his daughter to drinking and depression, the Telegraph reported Tuesday. Lucy Hawking, 33, says she spent four weeks in a U.S. rehabilitation center after reports that the cosmologist and

Hawking assault investigation dropped

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 30 (UPI) -- A seven-month police investigation into claims renowned Professor Stephen Hawking in Britain had been the victim of a series of assaults has been dropped.
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Stephen Hawking
President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Stephen Hawking, at the White House in Washington on August 12, 2009. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, whose scientific books and public appearances have made him an academic celebrity. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.

Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years, taking up the post in 1979 and retiring on 1 October 2009. He is also a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and a Distinguished Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He is known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes. He has also achieved success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; these include the runaway best seller A Brief History of Time, which stayed on the British Sunday Times bestsellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.

Hawking's key scientific works to date have included providing, with Roger Penrose, theorems regarding gravitational singularities in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes should emit radiation, which is today known as Hawking radiation (or sometimes as Bekenstein–Hawking radiation).

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