Early life Stephen hawking was born I oxford England on the 8th of January 1942. His biological parents were frank and Isobel hawking. His dad was a medical researcher his mother was an oxford university graduate. He was born in a time of debt for the entire nation because of word war ll. He was the oldest son in his family. Stephen hawking was really interested in astronomy and black holes.
He was a student in St. Albans school in oxford. He wasn’t the most amazing student he was more interested in other things rather than the school subjects. He spent a lot of time inventing things because that’s his intrest . He wanted to major in math because of his intrests. He graduated high school 1962.
He wanted to go to Cambridge university to learn cosmetology, So he did. But later on Stephen started doing weird things, he would all of the sudden trip and fall or his speech will slur. His dad took him to see a doctor and he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
career His disease didn’t stop him from his studies he tried to stay optimistic. He started focusing more and more on his studies. In 1968 hawking became a part of the institute of astronomy in Cambridge. He was so fascinated by black holes. He was studying how the universe started as well. He discovered laws and dynamics of black holes. In 1971 he became a part of the royal society. He started being often recognized for his work.
Achievements and awards In 1975 he was awarded the Eddington medal. After a while hawking became a commander for the British empire in 1982. Ever since then he started get more recognition and more prizes and awards. He was honored with the highest degree award and such. He recived the medal of the royal astronomical society. As well as the Paul Dirac medal. Some other honors he had gotten were the wolf prize, Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, the Copley Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Russian Fundamental Physics Prize.