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Stephen Hawking

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Definition English theoretical physicist who wrote the best seller, A Brief History of Time (1988); recognized by public for paralysis from ALS (b. 1942)
  • Radiation from black holes is sometimes called Hawking radiation because of him.
  • When Stephen Hawking writes A Brief History of Time, what is he doing except telling us what home is like, describing the place where we live?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Ray Charles, a blind man, had tremendous musical accomplishments, and Stephen Hawking, the physicist, is a genius despite motor neuron disease.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • "Stephen Hawking," said Patrick.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Turns out Stephen Hawking has something called ALS, and he can't walk or talk, and he's probably the smartest man in the world, and everybody knows it!
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • There were other people who suffered from ALS, Morrie knew, some of them famous, such as Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist and author of A Brief History of Time .
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • I tried to distract myself by reading Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, which answered big questions such as how the universe began and whether time could run backward.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • For his regular column in Scientific American, he'd interviewed Nobel laureates, explained the theories of Stephen Hawking and Einstein in lay terms, and had once been credited with sparking the groundswell of public opinion that led the FDA to remove a dangerous antidepressant from the market.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • You are Spaulding Street Elementary School's own personal Stephen Hawking.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • One afternoon after school, after a snack of ice cream with caramel sauce, she flipped through the cable channels and stopped at a documentary about some guy named Stephen Hawking.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind

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