August 20, 2021
English theoretical physicist, author, cosmologist, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics
Stephen William Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, author, cosmologist and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009, widely considered to be one of the greatest scientists of his time. He was the first scientist to devise a cosmology that married the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, and he made huge contributions to our understanding of black holes. He wrote a number of popular science books including the bestseller "A Brief History of Time". He died on 14 March 2018 at the age of 76, after living with motor neurone disease for more than 50 years.