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Stephen William Hawking

(1942-), Theoretical Physicist

Sitter in 10 portraits
Mathematician and theoretical physicist. Since 1979 Hawking has been Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, a post famously held by Sir Isaac Newton. His early research on relativity led him to study the Big Bang, the creation of the universe and black holes. He has a progressive neuromotor disease , amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He uses a wheelchair and speaks through an electronic voice synthesizer. Hawking continues to work and has produced several best-selling books including A Brief History of Time (1988), Black Holes and Baby Universes (1993) and The Universe in a Nutshell (2001). His life is the subject of a 2014 film, The Theory of Everything.

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Stephen William Hawking, by Yolanda Sonnabend - NPG 5799

Stephen William Hawking

by Yolanda Sonnabend
oil on canvas, 1985
NPG 5799

Stephen William Hawking, by Yolanda Sonnabend - NPG 6802(1)

Stephen William Hawking

by Yolanda Sonnabend
pencil, 1985
NPG 6802(1)

Stephen William Hawking, by Yolanda Sonnabend - NPG 6802(2)

Stephen William Hawking

by Yolanda Sonnabend
pencil, 1985
NPG 6802(2)

Stephen William Hawking, by Yolanda Sonnabend - NPG 6802(3)

Stephen William Hawking

by Yolanda Sonnabend
pencil, 1985
NPG 6802(3)

Stephen William Hawking, by David Gamble - NPG P632

Stephen William Hawking

by David Gamble
colour print, 1988
NPG P632

Stephen William Hawking, by Juliet Van Otteren - NPG P489

Stephen William Hawking

by Juliet Van Otteren
bromide print, 1991
NPG P489

Stephen William Hawking, by Jane Bown - NPG P758(4)

Stephen William Hawking

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1999
NPG P758(4)

Stephen William Hawking, by Frederick George Rees Cuming - NPG 6764

Stephen William Hawking

by Frederick George Rees Cuming
oil on board, 2005
NPG 6764

Stephen William Hawking, by Denis Waugh - NPG x134846

Stephen William Hawking

by Denis Waugh
C-type colour print, September 1978
NPG x134846

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Stephen William Hawking

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1 March 1984
NPG P1884


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