Professor Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 in Oxford, England. At the age of eleven, Stephen went to St. Albans School and then on to University College, Oxford (1952). Stephen wanted to study mathematics although his father would have preferred medicine. Mathematics was not available at University College, so he pursued physics instead. After three years and not very much work, he was awarded a first class honors degree in natural science.
Professor Stephen Hawking received thirteen honorary degrees. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Also, There are many books written on Stephen Hawking Quotes.
In 1963 Stephen was diagnosed with ALS, a form of Motor Neurone Disease, shortly after his 21st birthday. In spite of being wheelchair-bound and dependent on a computerized voice system for communication, Stephen continued to combine family life with his research into theoretical physics, in addition to an extensive programme of travel and public lectures.