Today’s Throwback Fact of the Week is a celebratory one: on this day in 1942, Stephen Hawking was born in the United Kingdom. While particularly famous for his work in theoretical physics and his book A Brief History of Time, we cannot forget his origins in applied mathematics, which he remains close to today.
This is Hawking’s 73rd birthday. He has been in the news not so much for his professional work lately, but for a movie depicting Hawking’s personal life based off of a memoir by Hawking’s first wife. However, we here at the Center are more excited to see what Hawking will do next for the scientific world.
Happy Birthday, Stephen Hawking!