Stephen Hawking is a British born theoretical physicist who achieved a lot of his fame for writing the famous scientific best seller A Brief History of Time. He is a resident professor of mathematics at Cambridge University in eastern England and is noted for his work in explaining such phenomenon as black holes and his work in the fields of cosmology, quantum gravity and theories on relativity.
He has been famous in his field of study and around the world for many years and his forty year career has not been easy as he suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which has left him virtually completely paralyzed. If you are interested in learning more about this amazing man and the work he has done during his career then you might like to take a look at his official web site which can be found at www.hawking.org.uk. This well organized web site gives more information about the man, his research and his books and even gives visitors a chance to send him questions.