Brilliant wheelchair-bound professor of physics and author of bestseller, A Brief History of Time.
He was the coxswain for the rowing team at Oxford.
He guest-starred on the sci-fi TV series Star Trek, where he joked with the cast that he worked on the warp drive.
Married and divorced twice, first to Jane Hawking and then Elaine Mason.
He is a respected lifetime associate of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, along with Max Planck.