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  • Oxford, England
    Thursday Jan 08, 1942

    Birth

    Oxford, England
    Thursday Jan 08, 1942

    Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford.




  • St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
    1950

    Family Moved

    St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
    1950

    In 1950, when Hawking's father became head of the division of parasitology at the National Institute for Medical Research, the family moved to St Albans, Hertfordshire.




  • Oxford, England
    1959

    University

    Oxford, England
    1959

    Hawking began his university education at University College, Oxford, in October 1959 at the age of 17.




  • England
    1963

    MND

    England
    1963

    The MND diagnosis came when Hawking was 21, in 1963. At the time, doctors gave him a life expectancy of two years.




  • Cambridge, England
    Wednesday Jul 14, 1965

    Marriage

    Cambridge, England
    Wednesday Jul 14, 1965

    When Hawking was a graduate student at Cambridge, his relationship with Jane Wilde, a friend of his sister whom he had met shortly before his late 1963 diagnosis with motor neurone disease, continued to develop. The couple became engaged in October 1964 – Hawking later said that the engagement gave him "something to live for" – and the two were married on 14 July 1965.




  • Cambridge, England
    1975

    To Cambridge

    Cambridge, England
    1975

    Hawking returned to Cambridge in 1975 to a more academically senior post, as reader in gravitational physics.




  • Cambridge, England
    1979

    Elected Lucasian Professor of Mathematics

    Cambridge, England
    1979

    In 1979, Hawking was elected Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.


  • England
    Tuesday Mar 01, 1988

    A Brief History of Time

    England
    Tuesday Mar 01, 1988

    Publishes "A Brief History of Time," a book on cosmology aimed at the general public that becomes an instant bestseller.


  • England
    Monday Jul 20, 2015

    Extraterrestrial life

    England
    Monday Jul 20, 2015

    On 20 July 2015, Hawking helped launch Breakthrough Initiatives, an effort to search for extraterrestrial life. Hawking created Stephen Hawking: Expedition New Earth, a documentary on space colonisation, as a 2017 episode of Tomorrow's World.


  • England
    Aug, 2015

    The Black hole theory

    England
    Aug, 2015

    In August 2015, Hawking said that not all information is lost when something enters a black hole and there might be a possibility to retrieve information from a black hole according to his theory.


  • Cambridge, England
    Wednesday Mar 14, 2018

    Death

    Cambridge, England
    Wednesday Mar 14, 2018

    Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England, on 14 March 2018, at the age of 76.


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