As a 13 year-old Hawking enjoyed playing board-games with his close friends group; they also liked manufacturing fire-works, modeled aero-planes and having long discussions about Christianity. In 1958 they were able to build a computer from clock parts, an old telephone switch and other recycled components.
He was diagnosed with ALS that gradually paralysed him over the decades. The doctors gave him a life expectancy of 2 years but he lived over 50 years with ALS, while the average life-span of someone who's diagnosed with ALS is 6 years.
he started working on his dream which is writing a book.
His students helped him with it,and he was able to publish it.
He has 13 honorary degrees.
He earned the Fundamental Physics Prize in 2013.
He was awarded companion of honor in 1989.
He wrote 6 books in total.
He was awarded the presidential medal of freedom in 2009.
He was awarded CBE in 1982.
He got married to Jane Wilde on 1965. They had three kids; Robert,Lucy and Timothy.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
I was not a good student. I did not spend much time at college; I was too busy enjoying myself.