People really do want to understand where we came from -- that is why I appeared on 'The Simpsons.In the Stars: Hawking's beautiful mind Feb 15, 2005
People really do want to understand where we came from -- that is why I appeared on 'The Simpsons,Stephen Hawking receives Smithsonian medal Feb 14, 2005
I firmly and wholeheartedly reject the allegations that I have been assaultedInjured Stephen Hawking defends wife Jan 24, 2004
I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into spaceJockstrip: The World As We Know It Oct 16, 2001
I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planetHawking: Aliens likely out there; beware Apr 26, 2010
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).