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Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist who has overcome his adversity of ALS

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ALS Diagnosis

Discovery
Quotes: While Hawking first began to notice problems with his physical health while
he was at Oxfordon occasion he would trip and fall, or slur his speechhe didn't
look into the problem until 1963
Paraphrasing: Hawking first noticed problems with his health at Oxford sometimes
he would slip and fall and slur speech it wasnt till 1963 when he looked into the
problem.
Source: "Stephen Hawking." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 18 Mar.
2015.
Identifier: ALS Diagnosis
Diagnosis
Quotes: Eventually, however, doctors did inform the Hawkings about what was
ailing their son: He was in the early stages of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or
Lou Gehrig's disease).
Paraphrasing: Hawkings doctors finally told his family that there son was in the
early stages of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS
Source: "Stephen Hawking." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 18 Mar.
2015.
Identifier: ALS Diagnosis
Inspiration
Quotes: In a sense, Hawking's disease helped him become the noted scientist he is
today. Before the diagnosis, Hawking hadn't always focused on his studies.

Paraphrasing: In a way Hawkings disease actually helped him become the


recognizable scientist he is today. Before being diagnosed Hawking had never been
so focused on his studies
Source: "Stephen Hawking." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 18 Mar.
2015.
Identifier: ALS Diagnosis
Contributions And Achievements

Quantum Theroy
Quotes: Hawking is known for furthering Einsteins theory of general relativity with
quantum theory.
Paraphrasing: Hawking furthered Einstein's theory of general relativity with his
theory of quantum
Source: "Stephen Hawking." Famous Scientists. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.
Identifier: Contributions and Achievements
"A Brief History of Time"
Quotes: Hawkings 1988 book A Brief History of Time quickly became an instant
best-seller and was translated into 30 languages. It has sold over 10 million copies
worldwide to date.
Paraphrasing: Hawking's book "A Brief History of Time" quickly became a best seller
and has been translated into 30 languages. It has sold over ten million copies
worldwide
Source: "Stephen Hawking." Famous Scientists. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.
Identifier: Contributions and Achievements
Lucasian Professor
Quotes: Stephen Hawking is working as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics since
1979, a position once held by Sir Isaac Newton.
Paraphrasing: Hawking is working as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics the
same position once held by Sir Issac Newton
Source: "Stephen Hawking." Famous Scientists. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.
Identifier: Contributions And Achievements

Early Life

Birth
Quotes: Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, (exactly 300 years after the death of
Italian astronomer, physicist, and mathematician Galileo Galilei) in Oxford, England
Paraphrasing: Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford England on January 8, 1942,
(exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo Galilei
Source: "Stephen Hawking." Gale Biography In Context. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 15.
Identifier: Early Life Gale Biography
Early Life
Quotes: At the oral examination that was to determine whether Hawking would
receive first or second honors, says Berman, the examiners realized that "they were
talking to someone far cleverer than themselves."
Paraphrasing: When Hawking went to a examination to determine if he would be
first or second honors the examiners determined "they were talking to someone far
cleverer than themselves'
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Work In School
Quotes: "did very little work, really, because anything that was doable he could do."
Another physics tutor, Pat Sandars, told Newsweek that Hawking was the kind of
student who preferred looking for mistakes in his textbooks to actually doing his
homework.
Paraphrasing: Hawking did very little work in school because anything that was
doable he could do. Hawking was the type of student who preferred looking for the
errors in his books instead of actually doing homework.
Identifier: Early Life Gale Biography