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Dr. Stephen Hawking
Dr. Stephen Hawking
Dr. Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo.

Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. He attended University College at Oxford. He wanted to study mathematics but it wasn't available, so he studied physics. While in college, Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with a disease that slowly weakens all of the muscles in his body. Despite being ill, he went on to get a Ph.D. in physics. Dr. Hawking has researched black holes. His most important discovery so far is that black holes emit X-rays and gamma-rays that can be detected by special scientific instruments. Dr. Hawking is the author of A Brief History of Time and Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays. He continues to give lectures and likes to travel.

Dr. Hawking can be reached at the following addresses:

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Silver Street
Cambridge
CB3 9EW
England
E-mail: S.W.Hawking@damtp.cam.ac.uk

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