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Rare Photos of Stephen Hawking Through the Years Photos

Scientist Stephen Hawking is known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity, and is the author of several popular science books including ‘A Brief History of Time.’ He has died peacefully at the age of 76 at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday (March 14, 2018). Below are some of the fascinating vintage portraits of a young Stephen Hawking through the years.

“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” Lucy, Robert, and Tim Hawking, the children of the physicist, said in a statement announcing his death. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.”

Childhood

He was born Jan. 8, 1942 to Frank and Isobel Hawking

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As a young child (left), with his sister Mary (right)

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With his two sisters, Philippa and Mary

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With William Graves (right) in Cannelun, Robert Graves’ house in Deià, in 1951

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Fishing on a boat

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Aged 12 in the garden of his St Alban’s home

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He plows a field as a boy

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In his garden in St Albans aged 12 with his bicycle (Rex)

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On horseback

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Young Stephen Hawking Education

At Oxford in 1963

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He attended the University of Oxford, where he studied physics and chemistry

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Young Stephen Hawking (holding the handkerchief) with Oxford Boat Club, the early 1960s

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He coxing the University College Men’s 2nd VIII in 1964


Graduation party

At his Oxford graduation in 1962

Young Stephen Hawking Marriage

Married Jane Wilde when he was 23-year-old Hawking

Hawking in the sixties with his first wife Jane

young stephen hawking with Jane Wilde

After gaining his Ph.D. from Cambridge, Hawking became first a research fellow and later a professorial fellow at Gonville and Caius College