Sunday, January 13, 2013


Earlier this week, Professor Stephen Hawking turned 70 years old.....


From Earth Prime-Time:
'The Big Bang Theory'
["The Extract Obliteration"]

'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
["Descent: Part One"*]
Holographic representation

From the Tooniverse:
["Anthology Of Interest"]
["The Beast With A Billion Backs"]

'The Simpsons'
["They Saved Lisa's Brain"]
["Don't Fear The Roofer"]
["Stop Or My Dog Will Shoot"]
["Elementary School Musical"]

TV Dimensions:
Earth Prime-Time
The Tooniverse

From Wikipedia:
Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. Among his significant scientific works have been a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularities theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set forth a cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vocal supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009.

Hawking has achieved success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; his A Brief History of Time stayed on the British Sunday Times best-sellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks. Hawking has a motor neurone disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a condition that has progressed over the years. He is almost entirely paralysed and communicates through a speech generating device. He married twice and has three children.

Hawking has appeared as himself on episodes of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', 'The Simpsons', 'Futurama', and 'The Big Bang Theory'.

Hawking's early life and the onset of his illness was the subject of the 2004 BBC Four TV film "Hawking" in which he was portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch. In 2008, he was featured in the documentary series "Stephen Hawking, Master of the Universe", for Channel 4.

Happy birthday, Sir!


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