Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England to parents, Frank and Isobel Hawking. Both of his parents studied in Oxford. Hawking has two younger sisters, Philippa, and Mary, and adopted brother, Edward.
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The Hawking Family
Robert Hawking’s father Stephen Hawking is a well-known scientist. He is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.
Hawking was a first person to take the theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a pioneer of quantum mechanics. Hawking suffers from rare disorders, the slow progressing form of an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and also called neuron disease in the UK. This has affected his speech-generating device.
Stephen Hawking experienced clumsiness during his final year at Oxford, including a fall on some stairs and difficulties when rowing. His cognitive shorting did not stop from learning and perusing his interest towards physics and cosmology.
He had lost the ability to talk. He had the ability to solve the problem in the mind which was compared to the Mozart’s ability to compose in the mind. He gradually lost his ability to talk and use his hand. His disability was compensated by helpers and his close family friend. He never had a girlfriend.
Hawking finished his graduation from Cambridge, he married his sister 'close friend Jane Wilde.
Stephen Hawking and his First Wife Jane Hawking
Stephen and Jane got engaged in October 1964 and were married in next year’s 14th July 1965. During their first years of marriage, they lived in London where Jane completed her degree.
Stephen Hawking with his first wife Jane Hawking
They two traveled to the USA to conduct conference. Jane had given birth to his first son Robert, a daughter Lucy, and her third Child Timothy who was born in April 1979. So it was during 1977, Jane met an organist Jonathan Hellyer Jones when Jone was singing in the church. Jane had affair with Heller but decided not to break with Hawkins family.
Hawking familial life became strained, he and Jane divorced in 1995. During late 1980 he had affair with his nurse. This led to the rift in his familial life. He finally married Elaine Mason in 1995 and he divorced her 2006. He is now with his first wife and has the happy relationship with his children and grandchildren.
Let's talk about the younger son of the Hawking's family.
Robert Hawking: His Personal Life
Rober Hawking is a married man and a proud father of two children, a son, and a daughter. Information regarding Robert's family is still unknown, however, as per some sources, Robert is a family guy and is satisfied with what he has made out of his life. He likes to spend time with his wife and two children.
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