25 Inspiring Facts About Stephen Hawking You Probably Didn’t Know

Stephen Hawking was the modern world’s Albert Einstein. Soaring across the cosmos with the power of his mind, he unlocked many of the mysteries of the universe. Needless to say, he helped to advance human civilization in countless ways.

And, despite his debilitating disease, Hawking was also a prolific writer, speaker, and pop-culture personality. He made it his goal to make science more accessible to everyone. Sadly, he passed away on March 14th, 2018 at the age of 76.

Ready to expand your mind about one of the greatest geniuses of our time? Here are 25 Inspiring Facts About Stephen Hawking You Probably Didn’t Know.

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After undergoing a tracheotomy, he lost his voice and required 24-hour care. Thankfully in 1985, a Californian computer programmer caught wind of his condition and made a computer to help him speak with his head and eye movement.

stephen hawking custom pcSource: https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/stephen-hawking-5456.php

Hawking married twice. The first was the mother of his three children, but that ended in divorce in 1990. He left his wife for his nurse, Elaine Mason. However, she filed for divorce with him in 2006.

stephen hawkingSource: http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/people/stephen-hawking-his-wives-and-sycophantic-admirers/news-story/9dd8369b36370a0db78b09ef684ca07d


To prove backward time travel probably wasn't possible, Stephen Hawking hosted a party for time travelers, and no one came, which was the point. He even sent invitations after the party ended.

hawking time travel partySource: https://mashable.com/2018/03/14/stephen-hawking-time-travel-party/#BSlz1EzCbiqc

His PhD doctoral thesis was called "Properties of the Expanding Universe." It basically tried to show how the universe could be created in mathematical terms, starting with the big bang. When it was made available online, the website hosting the thesis crashed.

universe expansionSource: https://theconversation.com/stephen-hawkings-phd-thesis-crashed-its-host-website-heres-what-it-says-in-simple-terms-86351


Hawking claimed to be an atheist and didn't believe in a personal God, heaven, or the afterlife. Despite this, he still claimed the universe and life had meaning.

stephen hawking and godSource: http://time.com/5199149/stephen-hawking-death-god-atheist/

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