# How old is Stephan Hawking?

Stephan Hawking was born on 8 January 1942. Stephan Hawking died on **14 March 2018** at the age of **76 years**.

## What was the exact age of Stephan Hawking?

Stephan Hawking's exact age was **76 years 2 months 6 days old**. Stephan Hawking lived for total **27,824 days**.

### What would be the age of Stephan Hawking if alive?

Stephan Hawking's exact age would be **81 years 10 months 26 days old** if alive. Total **29,915 days**.

### What is the zodiac sign of Stephan Hawking?

Zodiac sign of Stephan Hawking is **Capricorn**.

*Stephan Hawking* was a famous British scientist, a professor, an author of a plenty of scientific works on quantum physics and one of the most respected cosmologists in the world. He was born in 1942 in Oxford, and in 1962 he received the Bachelor degree in math at University College, Oxford. In 1966 he was awarded a Ph.D. degree for his work on the Big Bang and Steady State theories. In 1974, he became a member of London Queen's community, and in 1977 he became a Professor in gravitation physics. In 1979 Hawkins was given an honorary doctorate in math in Cambridge University. In 1982 he was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and 1988, for his scientific works on black holes, together with R. Penrose, Hawking received the Wolf Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the world of science. In 2009 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and in 2012 he became a winner of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

Numerous scientific works of Hawkins are dedicated to the general relativity theory, theoretical astrophysics (gravitational collapse, black holes, and many other subjects), etc. Together with Roger Penrose, *Hawking* was working on theoretical predictions of black hole radiation emission, as well as trying to apply the postulates of quantum mechanics and relativity theory to explain the cosmology related processes. **Hawking** is the author of a plenty of books, with *Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays* (1994) and *A Brief History of Time:* *From the Big Bang to Black Holes* (1990) to be named among the most significant ones. Since he was in his mid-20s, he was fighting with a very serious health issue, motor neuron disease, causing a slow paralysis, a loss of speech and other serious side effects. The scientist had a family and 3 children. In March 2018 he died peacefully in his house in Cambridge, at the age of 76.