Tuesday Toast: Professor Stephen Hawkings

Late Professor Stephen Hawkings was a renowned British Mathematician and Physicist, he is famous for his publications on physics and cosmology particularly ‘A Brief History of Time” and “the Universe in a Nutshell”. Late Professor Stephen Hawking had thirteen honorary degrees. He was awarded CBE (1982), Companion of Honour (1989) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009). He is the recipient of many awards, medals and prizes, most notably the Fundamental Physics prize (2013), Copley Medal (2006) and the Wolf Foundation prize (1988). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. In spite of being wheelchair-bound and dependent on a computerised voice system for communication Stephen continued to combine family life (he has three children and three grandchildren) with his research into theoretical physics until his death on 14th March, 2018. He was a true example of excellence that transcends circumstance. #TuesdayToast #StephenHawkings

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