Stephen Hawking, (born January 8, 1942, Oxford, England—died March 14, 2018) Cambridge. He was a physicist ,author and a famous cosmologist.
In the early 1960s Hawking contracted an incurable degenerative neuromuscular disease.
He continued to work despite the disease’s progressively disabling effects and is considered a pioneer in his field.
"A Brief History of Time" (10th anniversary edition: Bantam, 1998) was first published in 1988 and became an international best seller.