On this day in 1942 – January 8th – English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was born.

For thirty years he was the Lucasian Professor at the University of Cambridge, a prestigious post once held by Isaac Newton. Hawking also wrote books on cosmology for the general public, the best known being A Brief History of Time. He was most closely associated with his work on black holes.


Mona Evans
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