Professor Stephen Hawking


  • 2014 to 2018: Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2009 to 2014: Director of Research, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 1979 to 2009: Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge
  • 1977 to Present: Professor of Gravitational Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 1974 to Present: Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1965-1969: Research Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge
  • 1962-1965: Research Student in General Relativity under Dr D W Sciama at DAMTP

Recent Awards and Events

  • 2013: Fundamental Physics Prize, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2008: Fonseca Prize, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 2007: First quadraplegic in Zero Gravity, Florida, USA
  • 2006: Copley Medal awarded by the Royal Society, London

Selected publications: Technical

  • Singularities in Collapsing Stars and Expanding Universes with Dennis William Sciama, 1969 Comments on Astrophysics and Space Physics Vol 1 #1
  • The Nature of Space and Time with Roger Penrose, foreword by Michael Atiyah, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1996
  • The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime with George Ellis, 1973 ISBN 0521099064
  • The Large, the Small, and the Human Mind, (with Abner Shimony, Nancy Cartwright, and Roger Penrose), Cambridge University Press, 1997
  • Information Loss in Black Holes, Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History, Running Press, 2005

Selected publications: Popular

  • A Brief History of Time, (Bantam Press 1988)
  • Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays, (Bantam Books 1993)
  • The Universe in a Nutshell, (Bantam Press 2001) ISBN 055380202X
  • On The Shoulders of Giants. The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy, (Running Press 2002)
  • A Briefer History of Time, (Bantam Books 2005)

Selected publications: Children's Fiction

  • George's Secret Key to the Universe, (Random House, 2008)
  • Unnamed sequel

Selected publications: Films and series

  • A Brief History of Time (film)
  • Stephen Hawking's Universe
  • Horizon: The Hawking Paradox
  • Masters of Science Fiction
  • Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe