Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Less known facts about Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking the most famous scientist of the century. He is known for his work and his courage. He caught a neurological disease at a very young age. Doctors were not very optimistic about his survival but he survived and not only lived for many years but owned a number of achievement. His is known for many of his distinctive works including; “A Brief History of Time”, “The universe in a Nutshell” and “Black Holes and Baby Universes” etc. 



However there are interesting facts about Stephen hawking that very few people are aware to. A number of these are stated below:

1. A Scholar With Low Grades

Stephen Hawking was believed to be a genius but very few people knew that he was passed with very lower grades in the high school. But instead of lower grades he got admission at Oxford University. Although he had very low grades but his fellows and teachers always believed that there is a genius (Stephen Hawking) living among them.

2. Lack of Interest in Biology

His father was a medical practitioner. He wanted Stephen Hawking to follow him as well. But he lacked interest in biology and medicine. On the contrary he developed interest in Math. He chose Cosmology at a time when very few people knew about the field of Cosmology. He was the person who chose such a field and grant it recognition with his distinguishing work in the field.

3. Player of Rowing Game

Very few people knew that he had been part of rowing team at Oxford. He showed interest in extracurricular activities before he fell ill. He was the coxswain and was supposed to steer the row in the game.

4. Lose a Bet on Black Hole

Very few people know that he once lose a bet to John Preskil the Physicist. Both bated on some information about black hole. He admitted himself that he was the one who lose bet to Mr. Preksil.

5. Never get a Chance to Win Nobel Prize

It is true the Stephen Hawking has crowned many awards but never got an opportunity to win the Nobel Prize. Despite his major contribution to the field of Physics unfortunately he remained deprived of winning Nobel Prize. He was the best seller scientist of his time.

6. Believed in the Existence of Aliens

Stephen Hawking not only believed on the existence of aliens but also predicted that one day they will visit or raid our planet. However he failed in providing any solid proof of his claim about aliens.

7. Worked in Sitcoms

As mentioned earlier that he was interested in extracurricular activities. He has played a supporting role in many sitcoms namely; “Simpsons” and “Star Trek”.

8. Nationality
Stephen Hawking was British by nationality but he talked in American accent. The secret behind was as he was suffering from speech disability. He used a device for speech. That device translated his speech into American accent automatically.