Stephen Hawking through the years

Stephen Hawking, who died at 76, was Britain's mos... more

Stephen W. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday. Photo: AP
1/8Stephen W. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday. Photo: AP
British cosmologist Stephen Hawking experiences zero gravity during a flight over the Atlantic Ocean. “It was amazing ... I could have gone on and on,” Hawking had said after riding for two hours on a modified jet that flew a rollercoaster trajectory to create the impression of microgravity. Photo: AFP
2/8British cosmologist Stephen Hawking experiences zero gravity during a flight over the Atlantic Ocean. “It was amazing ... I could have gone on and on,” Hawking had said after riding for two hours on a modified jet that flew a rollercoaster trajectory to create the impression of microgravity. Photo: AFP
Stephen Hawking poses during a photo call for a gala screening of the documentary ‘Hawking’, a film about the scientist’s life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, eastern England. Photo: AFP
3/8Stephen Hawking poses during a photo call for a gala screening of the documentary ‘Hawking’, a film about the scientist’s life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, eastern England. Photo: AFP
British scientist Stephen Hawking, his former wife Jane (second from right) and British actors Felicity Jones (left) and Eddie Redmayne (right) attend the UK premiere of the film ‘The Theory of Everything’ in London. Photo: AFP
4/8British scientist Stephen Hawking, his former wife Jane (second from right) and British actors Felicity Jones (left) and Eddie Redmayne (right) attend the UK premiere of the film ‘The Theory of Everything’ in London. Photo: AFP
Stephen Hawking and his new bride Elaine Mason pose for pictures after their wedding at St. Barnabus Church. Photo: Reuters
5/8Stephen Hawking and his new bride Elaine Mason pose for pictures after their wedding at St. Barnabus Church. Photo: Reuters
British physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy Hawking give a lecture titled ‘Why We Should Go Into Space’ during the 50 Years of Nasa lecture series at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
6/8British physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy Hawking give a lecture titled ‘Why We Should Go Into Space’ during the 50 Years of Nasa lecture series at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe. Photo: Reuters
7/8Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe. Photo: Reuters
British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Elaine in front of the San Lorenzo beach in the northern Spanish city of Gijon. Photo: Reuters
8/8British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Elaine in front of the San Lorenzo beach in the northern Spanish city of Gijon. Photo: Reuters
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