Hawking, Stephen William
1942 - Born on the 8th of January.
1950 - Hawking and his family moved to St Albans in Hertfordshire where, from the age of 11, he attended St Albans School.
1960 - He and his Cambridge friend and colleague, Roger Penrose, applied a new, complex mathematical model they had created from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.
1962 - Receiving his B.A. degree at Oxford University.
1974 - Hawking was elected as one of the youngest Fellows of the Royal Society.
1982 - Created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
1989 - Became a Companion of Honour.
1991 - Hawking's first wife, with whom he had three children, when the couple separated, reportedly due to the pressures of fame and his increasing disability.
1995 - Hawking married his nurse Elaine Mason.
1999 - Jane Hawking published a memoir, Music to Move the Stars, detailing her own long-term relationship with a family friend whom she later married.
2004 - Hawking was in the news in July for presenting a new theory about black holes which goes against his own long-held belief about their behavior, thus losing a bet he made with Kip Thorne and John Preskill of Caltech.
2005 - Hawking receives a new computer every 18-24 months donated by Intel. One such computer was donated in April and is based on the Centrino chipset.
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