Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

PHYSICIST

Legendary physicist who became renowned for creating a cosmology that relied on the unification of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. His 1988 book A Brief History of Time stayed on the British Sunday Times best-sellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.
  • When was
    Stephen Hawking born?

    Stephen Hawking was born on Thursday, January 8, 1942

  • Where was
    Stephen Hawking born?

    Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford, England

  • How old is
    Stephen Hawking?

    Stephen Hawking is 77

  • How much is Stephen Hawking worth?

    Stephen Hawking is worth $20 Million


Best Quotes

  • For what we regard as reality is conditioned by the theory to which we subscribe
  • This required abandoning the idea that there is a universal quantity called time that all clocks measure. Instead, everyone would have his own personal time. The clocks of two people would agree if they were at rest with respect to each other but not if they were moving. This has been confirmed by a number of experiments, including one in which an extremely accurate timepiece was flown around the world and then compared with one that had stayed in place. If you wanted to live longer, you could keep flying to the east so the speed of the plane added to the earth
  • We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
  • The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
  • One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.
  • My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
  • If human life were long enough to find the ultimate theory, everything would have been solved by previous generations. Nothing would be left to be discovered.
  • I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was able to reason
  • For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imaginations, we learned to talk.
  • Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry.
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