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Career

University of Cambridge
2009–present
Director of Research Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) / Cambridge, England, UK
19792009
Lucasian Professor of Mathematics (chair founded in 1663, held by Issac Newton from 1669) Department of Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) / Cambridge, England, UK
19651969
Research Fellow, Institute of Astronomy Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England, UK

Professional memberships

National Academy of Sciences United States of America Member

Professional affiliations

2013–present
Pontifical Academy of Sciences The Vatican State
Centre for Theoretical Cosmology Centre for Applied Mathematics, University of Cambridge Founder & Faculty Member
The Royal Society London, England, UK Fellow

Accomplishments of note

2012
Author children's non-fiction: George and The Big Bang with Lucy Hawking and illustrations by Garry Parsons Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
2010
Author non-fiction: The Grand Design with Leonard Mlodinow Publisher: Bantam
2009
Author children's non-fiction: George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt with Lucy Hawking and illustrations by Garry Parsons Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
2008
Author children's non-fiction: George's Secret Key to the Universe Publisher: Random House
2007
Adventurer: Became the first quadriplegic in Zero Gravity State of Florida, USA with Zero Gravity Corporation  Professor Hawking still hopes to make it into space one day
2007
Founder: Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, University of Cambridge Cambridge, England, UK The CTC exists to develop theories of the Universe which are both mathematically consistent and observationally testable.   http://www.ctc.cam.ac.uk/
2005
Author, non-fiction: A Briefer History of Time Publisher: Bantam Books
2002
Author, non-fiction: On The Shoulders of Giants. The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy Publisher: Running Press
2001
Author, non-fiction: The Universe in a Nutshell Publisher: Bantam Press
1993
Author, non-fiction: Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays Publisher: Bantam Books
1988
Author non-fiction best seller: A Brief History of Time Publisher: Bantam Press
1970
Discoverer: Showed that Einstein's General Theory of Relativity implied space and time would have a singular beginning Cambridge, England, UK with Roger Penrose

Professional honors and awards

2009
Presidential Medal of Freedom Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States The USA's highest civilian honor, for pioneering research in theoretical physics and general relativity
2008
Fonseca Prize Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain "For his exceptional mastery in the popularization of complex concepts in Physics at the very edge of our current understanding of the Universe, combined with the highest scientific excellence, and for becoming a public reference of science worldwide "
2006
Copley Award The Royal Society, London, UK The Royal Society's most prestigeous prize, previous recipients include Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein
1989
Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Science
1982
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
1975
Pius XI Medal The Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the magisterium of His Holiness Pope Paul VI Astronomy, notably his studies on ‘Black Holes’

Community

Community honors and awards

2012
Included in "100 Greatest Britons" broadcast special British Broadcasting System broadcast based on selected public polling With Churchill, Darwin, Shakespeare, Newton, Queen Elizabeth I, John Lennon, Nelson, Turing, and Berners-Lee
2012
Invited to officially open the 2012 Paralympic Games and welcome athletes from the whole world to London London 2012 Paralympic Organizing Committee International athletic summer games

Education

College
University College Oxford Oxford, England, UK Bachelor of Arts Natural Science with an emphasis in Physics 19571962 First Class Honours degree in Natural Science
Doctoral
University of Cambridge Cambridge, England UK Ph.D. 19621966 Research student in General Relativity under Dr D.W. Sciama at DAMTP
Publications
Singularities in Collapsing Stars and Expanding Universes Co-authors: Dennis William Sciama Publisher: Comments on Astrophysics and Space Physics Volume #1 1979 The Nature of Space and Time Co-authors: Roger Penrose, forword by Michael Atiyah Publisher: Princeton University Press 1996 The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime 1973 The Large, the Small, and the Human Mind Co-authors: Abner Shimony, Nancy Cartwright, and Roger Penrose Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1997 Information Loss in Black Holes Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2005 God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History Publisher: Running Press 2005
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

Professor Hawking has been awarded 12 honorary degrees by various institutions

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
January 8, 1942
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Oxford, England UK
Marital status
Divorced

Marriage

19952006
Elaine Mason
19651991
Jane Wilde 3 children Robert (1967) Lucy (1970) Timothy (1979)

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Grandchildren
3

Parents

Father
Frank Hawking
Mother
Isobel Hawking