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Stephen and Jane (Wilde) Hawking

Updated Sep 15, 2021
Kathy Pinna
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on Mar 14, 2018 11:53 AM
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A photo of Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde on their wedding day, 1965. Stephen was 23, Jane was 21. They met at college - Stephen had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - ALS - but despite the risks they decided to marry. They were married for 30 years and had 3 children. They divorced in 1995 and Stephen soon remarried and divorced again in 2006.

In the intellectual field, Stephen was a shining star. He was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge. Widely honored as one of the most brilliant intellects of all time, he wrote the book "A Brief History in Time" - explaining physics concepts in a way that the general public could understand. His explorations into and theories about cosmology were groundbreaking. He also appeared several times on the tv show "The Big Bang Theory"!

Jane remarried in 1997, earned a PhD in medieval Spanish poetry in April 1981, and survived her first husband.

Stephen - according to his family - "died peacefully" at his home in England in the early morning hours of "Pi Day" - March 14, 2018.
Date & Place: in St Albans, Hertfordshire County, England United Kingdom
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AncientFaces commented on Mar 14, 2018
A brilliant mind - and most importantly a curious mind - Stephen Hawking will be missed in the world of science. RIP Stephen.
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