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A biography of Stephen Hawking.

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Stephen Hawking Brief Timeline

1942 Stephen Hawking was born on January 8th in Oxford, England.
1956 Stephen decides to become a physicist.
1962 - Stephen graduated from Oxford University
        -He begins studies at Cambridge University
        -Stephen develops a disease
1965 - Stephen becomes a research fellow at Gonville and Caius College.
        - He marries Jane Wilde.
1966 Stephen receives his Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
1967 Stephen’s son Robert is born.
1970 Stephen’s daughter Lucy is born.
1979 - Stephen becomes a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge
        - His son Timothy is born.
1985 Stephen gets pneumonia and loses his ability to speak forever.
1988 A Brief History of Time is published.
1990 Stephen and his wife Jane divorce.
1992 A Brief History of Time is made into a movie.
1995 Stephen marries his nurse, Elaine Mason.
2008 Stephen Hawking is still alive today.

Stephen Hawking Biography

Stephen Hawking was born on 1942 January 8th in Oxford, England. He was the oldest of 4 children in his family. His family

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Stephen and Jane wanted to get married, that meant Stephen had to get a job, which meant he had to finish his Ph.D. He went back to his studies and began to teach. Most of Stephen’s early work had a lot to do with black holes (a back hole is an invisible object in space with such strong gravity that light cannot escape from it).
Stephen had some original ideas about black holes. For example, Stephen thought that small black holes could have formed after the Big Bang. Also, Stephen thought that black holes are not completely black, but that they take in some particles and give off others which makes the black hole give off radiation. Black hole radiation is now called “Hawking Radiation” in his honor. Stephen did not limit his work to black holes; he wanted to discover a scientific theory that would explain the whole universe and everything in it. One of his theories, called the “no-boundary proposal” said that the universe has no beginning and no end.

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han anything else, and with this, he was able to finish his new book, “A Brief History of Time” which became a best seller. Now Stephen, in addition to being a famous physicist and author, was a movie star!
Stephen and Jane Hawking divorced, but Stephen got re-married in 1995 to one of his nurses named Elaine Mason.
Stephen Hawking continues his research in physics. He says: “My goal is simple, it is to have a complete understanding of the universe”

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The candidates essay starts out with a timeline, while this may be of use in you notes or for a plan, it is not really suitable for an essay, especially not as an introduction. When you start an essay you ...

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The candidates essay starts out with a timeline, while this may be of use in you notes or for a plan, it is not really suitable for an essay, especially not as an introduction. When you start an essay you need to give a clear introduction, this should state exactly what you plan to discuss and it should briefly introduce your topic, in this case it would appropriate to state who Stephen Hawking is and perhaps why you have chosen to write about him. You then need to think about ways in which you can grab the readers attention, as this will ensure that they read all of your work rather than simply skim through it. There are serval ways to make your introduction engaging, these include, stating an interesting fact or quote that is relevant to your topic.

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