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Stephen W Hawking Stephen W Hawking has a mind set that is beyond todays general way thinking His attempts to identify a grand unification theory that unites everything we know about the physical world and science far exceeds any realm of thinking that has ever graced this earth Hawking was born on January 8 1942 in Oxford England He spent most of his childhood in and around London and was always a bit of a self-educator He was interested in the stars and his family used to lie out on the grass looking at the stars His writing was appalling and he was one of the only people at school to be issued with a copybook He was never really good with his hands and gave the impression of nervousness being lanky and awkward in movement Stephen Hawking wanted to study mathematics and physics in a university but his father believed that there would not be any jobs in mathematics and thus Hawking took physics and chemistry and only a bit of math Another reason he didnt do mathematics is because when he attended University College Oxford in 1959 they didnt do mathematics Hawkings peers didnt really realize how intelligent he was until his second year of University They were assigned 13 honors questions in the area of Electricity and Magnetism and while it took his friends Derek Gordon and Richard a week to do 2 12 of them Hawking did the first 10 in 3 hours Because he didnt have time to finish the rest was his reason for not completing all 13 He was a coxswain in the Boat Club and was of course a member of the Boyle Society At one point during his time at the University when Hawking fell down a flight of stairs he totally f orgot who he was for a few minutes but eventually he remembered who he was where he was and what he did
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