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       Born in Oxford, England, on 8 January 1942, Stephen William Hawking attended University College in Oxford, studying physics and graduating with honors in Natural Science without working very hard. After his PhD in Cosmology at Cambridge (1966), he became a Research Fellow, then a Professional Fellow at other institutions, then joined the Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics at Cambridge in 1973. In 1979, he attained the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics (established in 1663).

       His general subject has been the basic laws which govern the universe, including Einstien's theories, quantum physics, the origin of the universe, and what have become known as 'black holes'. He published the technical book "Large Scale Structure of Space-Time" in 1971, and soon afterwards developed the theory that under certain conditions, black holes could indeed emit subatomic particles; this has since been termed 'Hawking Radiation'. He was awarded the title 'Commander of the British Empire' in 1982.

       Hawking became a household name upon publication of "A Brief History of Time" (1988) which was a Book-of-the-Month Club Selection and has sold 9 million copies to date; the book was later made into a documentary feature by Errol Morris (1992). Hawking's second best-seller was "Black Holes and Baby Universes & Other Essays" in 1994.

       The symptoms of his disability began to appear at college, around 1963, and was finally diagnosed as the incurable amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or 'A.L.S.', which is also known as 'Lou Gehrig's Disease'. Up to 1974, Hawking could still fend for himself, but the disease worsened, requiring care by nurses from 1980, then 24-hour care after a bout with pneumonia in 1985. He currently uses an electric wheelchair to get around, and a computerized voice synthesizer operated by facial muscles in order to speak.

       He had three children by his wife Jane, and now has a grandchild. Jane began an approved affair with a friend in 1985; in 1990, the couple separated and Stephen became involved with his nurse, Elaine Mason; they married in 1995. Ex-wife Jane married her long-time lover in 1996, and wrote a book about her marriage to Hawking; the book was published in August 1999.

       Professor Hawking has appeared on 'Larry King Live' on C.N.N., and as a character on the 'Simpsons' cartoon tv series. He currently travels the world giving lectures and interviews and attending symposiums, accompanied by his attendants, and until recently by his second wife (they filed for divorce in October 2006).

BULLETIN 20 April 2009: Steven Hawking was hospitalized at Cambridge University,
described as 'very ill'; he recovered quickly, although 67 years old at the time.

Stephen Hawking's Official Website
Stephen Hawking entry at Wikipedia
Stephen Hawking credits [since 1985] at Internet Movie Database
Stephen Hawking Foundation [est. 2015]

a quark 'starburst' from FermiLlab
Major  Works
browse Stephen Hawking books at Amazon
Hawking website's list of all his publications


"A Brief History of Time"

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking  "A Brief History of Time: From The Big Bang To Black Holes" [1988]
Bantam 9x6 pb [9/98] for $11.17
Bantam 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/98] for $19.57

"A Brief History of Time Reader's Companion" [1992]
Bantam hardcover [6/92] out of print/used

Brief History of Time movie directed by Errol Morris  1991 movie
Directed by Errol Morris, original music by Philip Glass
Criterion widescreen color Blu-ray-DVD combo [3/2014] 2 disks for $24.99
The Science Channel widescreen color DVD [1998] for $79.99
Paramount color VHS [11/93] for $9.78
full credits from IMDb
Illustrated Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking  "The Illustrated Brief History of Time: Updated & Expanded Edition" [2001]
Bantam 10x8 pb [1/2001] for $39.95
Briefer History of Time book by by Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow   "A Briefer History of Time" [2005]
by Stephen W. Hawking, with Leonard Mlodinow

Kindle Edition from Bantam [12/2007] for $11.58
Bantam 9x6 pb [5/2008] for $11.90
Bantam Book Club 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2005] for $16.95


Black Holes & Baby Universes essays by Stephen W. Hawking  "Black Holes and Baby Universes & Other Essays" [13 essays 1993]
Bantam 9x6 pb [10/94] for $11.87
Bantam 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/93] out of print/used
Bantam UNABR audio [10/93] for $17.47
Cambridge Lectures read by Stephen W. Hawking  "Stephen W. Hawking's Life Works: The Cambridge Lectures" [1994]
read by Stephen W. Hawking!

Dove UNABR audio [2/94] 4 tapes out of stock/used
Dove book & UNABR audio set [6/96] out of stock/used
P.B.S. Steven Hawking's Universe TV series  "Steven Hawking's Universe" P.B.S. six-part mini-series [Oct 1997]
color DVD 3-disc set for $53.98
color VHS 3-tape set for $43.98
full credits from IMDb
P.B.S. official moviesite
Steven Hawking's Universe book  "Steven Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained" [1997]
with David Filkin

Basic Books 9x7 pb [10/98] for $14.00
Basic Books hardcover [10/97] out of print/used
The Universe In A Nutshell by Stephen Hawking  "The Universe In A Nutshell" [2001]
Bantam 10x7¼ hardcover [11/2001] for $24.50
Bantam ABRIDGED audio [11/2001] for $18.17
Bantam ABRIDGED audio CD [11/2001] for $20.96
The Theory of Everything by Stephen Hawking  "The Theory of Everything: The Origin & Fate of The Universe" [2002]
Hawking and his lawyers sued New Millennium (aka Dove Audio), saying that the book and audio tapes due to be published in June 2002 were 'a fraud on the public'. When I found this out, I removed the links to Amazon.
Do not buy these books or audio tapes.
Universe in a Nutshell & Illustrated Brief History of Time box set by Stephen Hawking  "Universe In A Nutshell" & "Illustrated Brief History of Time"
hardcover boxed set [2002]

Random House slipcase hardcover [10/2002] out of print/many used
Illustrated Theory of Everything by Stephen Hawking  "The Illustrated Theory of Everything" [2003]
New Millenium hardcover [10/2003] for $27.97
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking from Discovery Channel  "Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking" [Discovery Channel 2010]
The original TV series was four hours of 'spellbinding' science hosted by an animated Stephen Hawking. The official website at Discovery Channel provides many video clips of varying lengths.full credits at IMDbofficial siteseries entry at Wikipedia
Written by Stephen Hawking; featuring Benedict Cumberbatch {as Hawking}
The DVD version is three 45-minute episodes: Episode 1: "Aliens" [April 2010], Episode 2: "Time Travel" [April 2010], and Episode 3: "The Story of Everything" [May 2010]
Discovery/Gaiam widescreen color DVD [1/2011] for $11.99


"The Grand Design"

The Grand Design book by Stephen W. Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow  "The Grand Design" [2010]
by Stephen W. Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow

Kindle Edition from Bantam [9/2010] for $10.99
Bantam 9x6 pb [2012] for $11.53
Bantam 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2010] for $21.90
book entry at Wikipedia
Science & Myth / Response to Stephen Hawking book by Wolfgang Smith  "Science & Myth: With A Response To Stephen Hawking's The Grand Design" [rev 2012]
by J. Wolfgang Smith

Smith is a science writer who is first a religionist; the front of the book (150 pages) was published in 2010, the 45-page article on Hawking's new work was first published in February 2011, then added here; Smith tries to prove that Hawking is wrong because his physics is not based on metaphysics – science is NOT based on metaphysics, so Smith fails completely, especially since he uses vedanta and kabbalah to prove his points! (Smith is further tainted by dependence on Catholicism and creationism.)
Stephen Hawking's Grand Design TV mini-series  "Stephen Hawking's Grand Design" TV mini-series [Discovery Channel June 2012]
three hour-long (with ads) episodes; titles are: "The Meaning of Life" {IMDb credits}; "The Key To The Cosmos" {IMDb credits}; and "Did God Create The Universe?" {IMDb credits}
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch; featuring Stephen Hawking, with Bill Hutchens as Galileo
Region 1 Blu-ray not available • Discovery/Gaiam widescreen color DVD [6/2014] for $19.35
series credits at IMDb • there is no separate entry at Wikipedia
watch episode #1 [9/2015 upload; 36:32] online at YouTube
episode # 2 not found at YouTube
watch episode #3 [9/2015 upload; 36:39] online at YouTube


Other  Books
Hawking website's list of all his publications

Large Scale Structure of Space-Time by Stephen Hawking  "The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time" [1973]
by Stephen W. Hawking, with G.F.R. Ellis

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [2/75] for $58.00
General Relativity Einstein Centenary Survey book edited by Stephen Hawking & Werner Israel  "General Relativity: An Einstein Centenary Survey" [1979]
Edited by Stephen W. Hawking & Werner Israel

16 survey essays, by 21 scientists, including R.D. Blandford, V.B. Braginsky, B. Carter, S. Chandra-sekhar, B.S. DeWitt, R.H. Dicke, D.H. Douglass, A.E. Fischer, R. Geroch, G.W. Gibbons, S.W. Hawking, G.T. Horwitz, W. Israel, M.A.H. MacCallum, J.E. Marsden, P.J.E. Peebles, Roger Penrose, K.S. 'Kip' Thorne, S. Weinberg, C.M. Will & Y.B. Zel'dovich
Cambridge Univ Press 2 volume set 9x6¼ pb [3/2010] for $80.00
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [9/80] out of print/used
Cambridge Univ Press hardcover [9/79] out of print/used

"Superspace and Supergravity" [1981]
"The Very Early Universe" [1983]

300 Years of Gravitation by Stephen Hawking  
"Three Hundred Years of Gravitation" [1989]
by Stephen W. Hawking, with Werner Israel

Cambridge Univ Press 9½x7 pb [4/89] for $64.95
Euclidean Quantum Gravity book edited by G.W. Gibbons & Stephen Hawking   "Euclidean Quantum Gravity" [1993]
Edited by G.W. Gibbons & S.W. Hawking

World Scientific 9½x6½ pb [5/93] for $43.00
World Scientific 9¾x6½ hardcover [5/93] for $80.00
The Nature of Space & Time by Stephen Hawking  "The Nature of Space & Time" [1996]
by Stephen W. Hawking, with Roger Penrose

Princeton Univ Press 9x6 pb [10/2000] for $11.96
Princeton Univ Press hardcover [1/96] for $49.50
The Future of Spacetime edited by Stephen Hawking  "The Future of Spacetime" [2002]
Edited by Stephen W. Hawking

W.W.Norton 8¼x5½ pb [6/2003] for $11.17
W.W.Norton 8½x5¾ hardcover [6/2002] for $18.17
On The Shoulders of Giants edited by Stephen Hawking  "On The Shoulders of Giants" [2002] Edited by Stephen Hawking
includes the most-important works of Galileo Galilei [1564-1642] with Alfonso De Salvio, Johannes Kepler [1571-1630], Sir Isaac Newton [1643-1727], Nicolaus Copernicus [1773-1543], and Albert Einstein [1879-1955] – each with an essay and biography 'written by Hawking himself'
Running Press 9x6 pb [12/2003] for $15.37
Running Press hardcover [9/2002] for $20.97


'George's  Secret  Key  To  The  Universe'  Children's Book Series
"Quantum thrills and galactic adventure PLUS fascinating facts about the universe"
by Stephen & Lucy Hawking, illustrations by Garry Parsons
book series entry at Wikipedia
November 2007 interviews with Lucy and with Stephen about the new children's book

George's Secret Key to the Universe children's book by Stephen & Lucy Hawking  "George's Secret Key To The Universe" [ages 9-12; #1 = 2007]
George meets his new neighbors and finds bright young Annie, her scientist father Eric, and a supercomputer named Cosmos
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [1/2011] for $8.99
S&S 8¼x5½ pb [5/2009] for $7.31
S&S 8½x6 hardcover [10/2007] for $19.50
Spanish Edition: Montena S a Ediciones 8½x6 hardcover [3/2008] for $25.16
German Edition: Bertelsmann 8¼x7 hardcover [9/2007] out of print/used
Chinese Edition: Tsai Fong Books 8¼x5¾ pb [5/2008] for $24.84
Korean Edition: Tsai Fong Books 8¼x6 pb [4/2008] for $28.40
Japanese Edition: Iwasaki Shoten 8½x6 hardcover [2008] out of print/used

George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt children's book by Stephen & Lucy Hawking  "George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt" [ages 9-12; #2 = 2009]
Annie's scientist father Eric travels to America, leaving her behind; she asks neighbor George for help deciphering a coded message, possibly from space aliens; with help from new pal Emmett, they repair the Cosmos superlaptop and travel to America – and then to the planet Mars!
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [5/20009] for $8.99
S&S 8¼x5½ pb [5/2011] for $7.89
S&S 8¾x6¼ hardcover [5/2009] for $13.11
George and The Big Bang children's book by Stephen & Lucy Hawking  "George and The Big Bang" [ages 9-12; #3 = 2011]
George isn't getting enough attention, so he jumps at the chance to help scientist Eric with an experiment in Switzerland, but there are evil-doers trying to sabotage the project . . . includes 32 pages of color space photos
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [8/2012] for $8.99
S&S BFYR 8¼x5½ pb [9/2013] for $11.99
S&S BFYR 8½x6 hardcover [8/2012] for $17.29

"George's Secret Key Paperback Collection" [2016]
includes three books: "George’s Secret Key To The Universe", "George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt", and "George and The Big Bang"
Simon & Schuster BFYR slipcover pb set [9/2016] for $25.41

George and The Unbreakable Code children's book by Stephen & Lucy Hawking  "George and The Unbreakable Code" [ages 9-12; #4 = 2014]
It looks like the world’s biggest and best computers have all been hacked: aircraft are refusing to fly, banks are handing out free money, supermarkets aren’t able to charge for their produce so people are getting free food. It is up to George and Annie to travel across the Universe to find the solution . . .
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [9/2016] for $10.99
S&S BFYR pb [DUE Nov 2017] pre-order for $10.99  11/2017
S&S BFYR 8½x6 hardcover [9/2016] for $16.77
George and The Blue Moon children's book by Stephen & Lucy Hawking  "George and The Blue Moon" [ages 9-12; #5 = 2016]
George and Annie are selected as junior astronauts to train for a future trip to Mars. But when they arrive at space camp, they quickly discover strange things, including mysterious space missions that are happening in secret, and their astronaut training gets scarier and scarier . . .
Doubleday Children's Books 8½x6 pb [3/2016] import?/many used
S&S BFYR hardcover [DUE Nov 2017] pre-order for $18.99  11/2017


Other  Works,  Other  Media

"They Saved Lisa's Brain" (5/1999) TV episode of "The Simpsons" /tt0701272/

Stephen Hawking interview episode [Christmas 1999] on "Larry King Live" TV show on C.N.N.
complete transcript as text at C.N.N. website

"Anthology of Interest I" (2000) TV episode of "Futurama" /tt0584432/

"Behind The Laughter" (2000) TV episode of "The Simpsons" /tt0701068/

"Gump Roast" (2002) TV episode of "The Simpsons" /tt0701103/

"Don't Fear The Roofer" (2005) TV episode of "The Simpsons" /tt0701089/

"Stop or My Dog Will Shoot" (2007) TV episode of "The Simpsons" /tt0918869/

"Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs" video feature (2008) /tt1054485/

"Elementary School Musical" (2010) TV episode of "The Simpsons" /tt1628648/

"Reincarnation" (2011) TV episode of "Futurama" /tt1642360/

"From Aristotle To Hawking" documentary series [2007]
'From Aristotle To Hawking' documentary series  12 episodes on 4 DVDs; filmed in Greece by producer-director Paul Pissanos; narrated
by Duncan Skinner & Angelica Timms; featuring David Bowles, Andrew Bullock, Roy
Dotrice, Spiros Focás, Carolina Liriti & Nikos Vastardis
full credits at IMDb
Volume 1: Episodes 1-3 - Big Bang; Aristotle; Structure of The Universe
TravelVideoStore color DVD-R [6/2010] for $19.95
Volume 2: Episodes 4-6 - Earth & God; Evolution & Devolution; Cosmology
TravelVideoStore color DVD-R [6/2010] for $19.95
Volume 3: Episodes 7-9 - Soul & Space-Time; Soul & Plato; Time Travel
TravelVideoStore color DVD-R [6/2010] for $19.95
Volume 4: Episodes 10-12 - Nature & Darwin; Science & The Universe; End & Beginning
TravelVideoStore color DVD-R [6/2010] for $19.95

Masters of Science Fiction Complete Series DVD box set  "Masters of Science Fiction: The Complete Series" [2007]
Starz / Anchor Bay color DVD set [8/2008] for $6.99series credits at IMDb
six-episode sci-fi TV anthology series, hosted by Prof. Steven Hawking: "A Clean Escape" [#1 aired Aug 2007] directed by Mark Rydell, based on a short story by John Kessel, starring Sam Waterston & Judy Davis {IMDb credits}; "The Awakening" [#2 aired Aug 2007] adapted & directed by Michael Petroni, based on a short story by Howard Fast {IMDb credits}; "Jerry Was A Man" [#3 aired Aug 2007] adapted & directed by Michael Tolkin, based on a story by Robert Heinlein, starring Malcolm McDowell & Anne Heche {IMDb credits}; "The Discarded" [#4 aired Aug 2007] based on a short story by Harlan Ellison, starring John Hurt & Brian Dennehy {IMDb credits}; "Little Brother" [#5 aired Dec 2007] directed by Darnell Martin, written by Walter Mosley {IMDb credits}; and "Watchbird" [#6 aired Dec 2007] based on a story by Robert Sheckley, starring James Cromwell, Sean Astin, Stacy Grant & the voice of Sally Kellerman {IMDb credits}

book & Region 2 DVD cover for 'Genius of Britain' BBC4 mini-series  "Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed The World" [I.W.C./BBC4-TV May 2010]
The five main subjects are: David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, Stephen Hawking, and Robert Winston; other participants include Jim Al-Khalili, Kathy Sykes, Olivia Judson, Paul Nurse, Francis Crick, Fred Hoyle, James Watson, Jonathan Rudd & Christopher Sykes; DVD includes bonus disk with 90-minute Steven Hawking program
series credits at IMDb
Acorn Media widescreen color DVD [5/2011] 3 disks for $34.49
watch each episode online at YouTube & DailyMotion:
episode 1 [47:55] episode 2 [5 parts] episode 3 [48:23] episode 4 [47:31] episode 5 [46:31]
book by Robert Uhrig 'based on the TV series'
HarperCollins, UK 9½x6 hardcover [5/2010] out of print/40+ used

Surviving Progress documentary  "Surviving Progress" documentary [Canada 2011, USA 2012]
'Inspired by' Ronald Wright's best-seller "A Short History of Progress"; shows how past civilizations were destroyed by 'progress traps' - alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs, but ransom the future - and how civilization on Planet Earth may be approaching a similar fate • Co-exec produced by Martin Scorsese; written & directed by Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks; featuring Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, David Suzuki, J. Craig Venter & Ronald Wright
First Run Features widescreen color DVD [9/2012] for $15.72
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch 12/2011 official trailer [2:02] at YouTube

'Genius by Stephen Hawking' P.B.S. TV series  "Genius by Stephen Hawking: You Are Smarter Than You Think" TV series [P.B.S. May-June 2016]
six full-hour documentary episodes; physicist Hawking challenges several teams to experiment and solve six big questions of science: Can We Time Travel? Are We Alone? Why Are We Here? Where Did The Universe Come From? What Are We? and Where Are We? • Co-produced, co-written & co-directed by Iain Riddick; co-produced & co-directed by Jane Sayers; co-produced & co-written by Ben Bowie; featuring Stephen Hawking, Alex Filippenko, Marisol Ferra, Sian Proctor, Seth Shostak, David Charbonneau, Jedidah Isler
National Geographic/P.B.S. color widescreen color DVD [7/2012] for $17.00
full credits at IMDbofficial series websiteseries entry at Wikipedia


Works  About  Stephen  Hawking

Stephen Hawking Unfettered Mind biography by Kitty Ferguson  "Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind" [1991, rev 2017]
by Kitty Ferguson

Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [1/2017] for $9.99  1/2017
St. Martin's Griffin 7¾x5 pb [rev 1/2017] for $16.98  1/2017
Bantam Books/Transworld 7¾x5 pb [11/2012] out of print/used
St. Martin's Press 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2012] for $18.36
Stephen Hawking's Life in Science by Michael White & John Gribbin  "Stephen Hawking: A Life In Science" [1992]
by Michael White & John Gribbin

Joseph Henry Press pb [11/2002] for $12.57
Plume 8x5¼ pb [6/93] out of print/used
Dutton hardcover [6/92] out of print/used
Stephen Hawking's Quest for A Theory of Everything by Kitty Ferguson  "Stephen Hawking: Quest For A Theory of Everything" [1992]
by Kitty Ferguson

Bantam mass pb [7/92] out of print/50+ used
Bantam mass pb [7/92] out of print/used
Great Science Writers of The Decade audio tape set  "Great Science Writers of The Decade" [1995]
Hawking, Gleick, Ferris & others

Dove/NewStar audio [8/95] 4 tapes - out of prodn/used
Introducing Stephen Hawking by J.P. McEvoy & Oscar Zarate  "Introducing Stephen Hawking" [1995]
by J.P. McEvoy & Oscar Zarate

Icon/Totem 8¼x5½ pb [3/2006] for $11.01
Icon/Totem 8x5½ pb [9/95] for $10.95
Big Idea / Hawking & Black Holes by Paul Strathern  "Hawking & Black Holes" [Big Idea Series 1997]
by Paul Strathern

Anchor/Doubleday 8x5 pb [8/98] out of print/used
Trafalgar Square 7¾x5 hardcover [8/97] out of print/used
Life with Stephen Hawking by Jane Hawking  "Music To Move the Stars: A Life With Stephen Hawking"
[1999] by Jane Hawking

Trans-Atlantic pb [12/2000] for $15.95
Trans-Atlantic hardcover [11/99] out of print/used
Stephen Hawking & The Mind of God by Peter Coles  "Stephen Hawking and The Mind of God" [2000]
by Peter Coles

Icon/Totem 7x4 pb [6/2000] out of print/used

"Hawking" TV movie [BBC-TV April 2004]
'Hawking' 2004 BBC-TV movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch  Stephen's college years, his marriage to Jane Wilde, his debilitating illness, and his successful solution to the Big Bang . . .
90-minute TV movie directed by Philip Martin; written by Peter Moffat; starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Lisa Dillon {as Jane Wilde}, Peter Firth, Michael Brandon, Tom Hodgkins, Christian Rubeck, Phoebe Nicholls, Matthew Marsh, Anastasia Hille, Adam Godley, Rohan Siva, Bertie Carvel, Tom Ward, Deirdre Costello, John Sessions, Sebastian Armesto, Alice Eve, Anthony Howell, Leon Ockenden, Che Cartwright, Carolina Giammetta, Linda Spurrier, James Warrior, David McKail, Rory Copus, Daniel Pope, Philip McGinley, Charlie Beall, Jasmine McIntosh, Mariana Bird
Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD not available (2017) • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch French-language official DVD promo [1/2015 upload; 1:15] online at YouTube

amateur porn video "Young Stephen Hawking" [Channel 101 Oct 2006]
no kidding! really bad cable TV short film included here so that you don't waste your time • credits at IMDb
watch lame video [10/2016 upload; 4:58] online at YouTube

"Curiosity: Did God Create The Universe?" [Discovery Channel Aug 2011]
Curiosity - Did God Create the Universe? with Stephen Hawking  First episode of the 32-episode Discovery Channel TV series; the DVD also includes four other episodes: "Alien Invasion: Are We Ready?" [8/2011] hosted by Michelle Rodriguez; "What's Beneath America?" [9/2011] hosted by Martin Sheen; "How Will The World End?" [9/2011] hosted by Martin Sheen; and a half-hour bonus video "The Creation Question: A Curiosity Conversation" [8/2011] featuring Stephen Hawking & Michio Kaku
Directed by Darlow Smithson; hosted by Stephen Hawking; narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch; with Chad A. Fehr
Discovery/Gaiam widescreen color DVD [5/2012] for $7.92
episode credits at IMDbofficial series website

Announced 4/2012: Original untitled biopic script based on the life of Stephen Hawking by fledgling writer Young Il Kim won the
Sundance Institute’s Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant; Kim will develop the project with the creative backing of Sundance Institute
and the Arlook Group • not listed at IMDb: project seems to have disappeared

"Hawking" [Channel 4 TV U.K. & P.B.S. USA Sept 2013]
'Hawking' 2013 TV documentary  86-minute intimate and moving portrait made with unique access to Hawking's private life: "A personal journey through my life, told in my own words" • Co-produced by Stephen Finnigan, Ben Bowie & others; co-written & directed by Stephen Finnigan; co-written by Stephen Hawking & Ben Bowie; cinematography by Paul Francis Jenkins; narrated by Stephen Hawking; actors portraying Stephen Hawking include Arthur Pelling, Finlay Macrae, Nathan Chapple, Martin John King, & Joe Lovell; featuring astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Gordon Berry, Richard Branson, Prof. Bernard J. Carr, Jim Carrey, Judith Croasdell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Pete Denman (Intel), Judy Fella, Kitty Ferguson, Peter Guzzardi (Bantam Books), cousin Sarah Hardenberg, Jane Hawking, sister Mary Hawking, Alexander Kaus, Tina Lovell, John McClenahan, Tanya O'Regan, Prof. Don Page, Sir Roger Penrose, Niki Pidgeon, Matthew F. Reyes, Prof. Paul Shellard, physicist Kip Thorne (Cal Tech), Dr. Brian Whitt, Walter Woltosz, Jonathan Wood, Al Zuckerman
Daybreak Pictures Region B/2 & A/1 widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2013] for $32.68
P.B.S. Direct color DVD [2/2014] for $16.12
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch official trailer [2:36] online at YouTube
watch full movie [10/2013 upload; 1:28:23] online at YouTube

"The Theory of Everything" [Working Title/Focus Features Nov 2014]
Theory of Everything 2014 biopic about Stephen Hawking   Film begins in 1963, in early days at Cambridge; physics student Stephen meets literature student Jane and they start a relationship; after Stephen's diagnosis of A.L.S, Jane promises to stay with him for whatever time they have together; they marry and have children; the story continues up through their separation in 1990 • Directed by James Marsh; co-produced & adapted by Anthony McCarten; based on the book by Jane Hawking; starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Harry Lloyd, Alice Orr-Ewing, David Thewlis, Thomas Morrison, Michael Marcus, Gruffudd Glyn, Paul Longley, Emily Watson, Guy Oliver-Watts, Simon McBurney, Lucy Chappell, Charlotte Hope, Abigail Cruttenden, Christian McKay {as Roger Penrose}, Adam Godley, Nicola Sloane, Enzo Cilenti {as Kip Thorne}, Eileen Davies, Simon Chandler, Georg Nikoloff, Charlie Cox, Victoria Emslie, Frank Leboeuf, Maxine Peake, Will Barton
Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray/digital combo [2/2015] 2 disks for $9.96
Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [2/2015] for $9.68
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers online at YouTube: 8/2014 trailer #1 [2:43]10/2014 trailer #2 [3:07]
Travelling To Infinity book by Jane Hawking  "Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen" [2007] by Jane Hawking
with exclusive photographs; retitled for the movie tie-in edition:
"Travelling To Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything"

Kindle Edition from Alma Books [11/2013] for $9.99
Alma Books 7¾x5 pb [12/2014] for $14.00
Alma Books 7¾x5 pb [1/2015] for $16.95
Alma Books 9x6 hardcover [5/2007] out of print/used


L i n k s
Stephen Hawking's official website
Stephen Hawking Foundation [est. 2015]
Stephen Hawking entry at Wikipedia
Stephen Hawking credits [since 1985] at Internet Movie Database
Quantum Physics Page at Working Minds website
browse Stephen Hawking books at Amazon
PBS/WNET mini-series website {for videos above}

Lecture  &  Article  Links
"60 Years In A Nutshell" lecture of 11 Jan 2002 {online BBC transcript}
"A Brief History of Relativity" [Time Magazine 'Man of the century' issue]
online text "Life In The Universe" public lecture (undated)
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Quantum Cosmology, M-theory & The Anthropic Principle
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essay "Stephen Hawking & the No Boundary Proposal" by Devin Harris



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