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    Stephen Hawking was born Jan. 8, 1942 to Isobel, seen here, and Frank Hawking.
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    Hawking as a child.
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    Hawking and his two sisters, Phillipa and Mary.
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    Young Hawking on horseback.
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    Hawking plows a field as a boy.
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    Hawking studied physics while at University College, Oxford, and graduated with a first class honors degree in natural science.
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    After gaining his Ph.D. from Cambridge, Hawking became first a research fellow and later a professorial fellow at Gonville and Caius College.
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    Hawking and his first wife, Jane Wilde, on their wedding day in 1965.
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    Hawking with two of his children Lucy and Robert.
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