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Feb 02, 2008, 09:56 PM
Dedicated to exporting the genius of Stephan Hawking!

Major accomplishments
-Discovered that Black Holes emit Radiation
-No boundry theory
-work on theroms regarding singularities

-Awards and Honors:
1975 Eddington Medal
1976 Hughes Medal of the Royal Society
1979 Albert Einstein Medal
1982 Order of the British Empire (Commander)
1985 Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
1986 Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
1988 Wolf Prize in Physics
1989 Prince of Asturias Awards in Concord
1989 Companion of Honour
1999 [1] Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society
2003 Michelson Morley Award of Case Western Reserve University
2006 Copley Medal of the Royal Society[2]

A Brief History of Time
Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
The Universe in a Nutshell,
On The Shoulders of Giants.
A Briefer History of Time,

Feb 03, 2008, 11:26 AM
Stephan Hawking is a great but calling him idol is quite nerd

Feb 04, 2008, 06:22 AM
I appreciate what he has done to science, but his theory of black holes both existing and not existing seems quite weird.

Feb 04, 2008, 12:07 PM
Your forgetting the appearance on The Simpsons and Futurama.

I list that as an accomplishment.

Feb 06, 2008, 09:08 AM
You would list him being animated on Simpsons as an accomplishment, but not him playing Poker with Einstein & Data (can't remember the fourth) on Star Trek? ;P

And the fact that Black Holes emit radiation isn't completely Hawking. Bekenstein ( first proposed the idea, but it was Hawking who developed the mathematical framework to make it seem completely plausible.

But yes, Hawking has done some incredibly decent work, and put out some fantastic books for ley-people.

Feb 06, 2008, 01:09 PM
He's a bit overrated.

Feb 07, 2008, 07:30 AM
I walked pass him once at university (it's preeetty hard not to recognize him you know), and adding to his other accomplishments is having a sweet ride (large shiny black van with green stripes) and a bevy of attractive women looking after him - truly a great scientist ;).