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Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Stephen Hawking!

Stephen Hawking: Theoretical Physicist and Bestselling Author

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Stephen Hawking is often regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. He is best known for his compelling insights into such areas as Black Holes, relativity and quantum mechanics.

Since bursting onto the international scene in 1988 with his bestselling book, “A Brief History of Time”, Stephen Hawking has become synonymous with helping us understand fundamental mysteries of physics and our existence, such as: Where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how? Discover how this acclaimed (and often controversial) British-born scientist, despite battling progressive motor neuron disease since age 21, remains at the cutting edge of his field!

Read his full fascinating biography here.