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Prof Stephen Hawking CH CBE

8 January 1942 to 14 March 2018

An English theoretical physicist who helped pioneer the popularisation of science, Hawking found mainstream success with his book A Brief History of Time. He was the subject of Errol Morris’ 1991 documentary of the same name and made guest appearances on shows including Star Trek: The Next Generation (1993), The Simpsons (1999-2010) and The Big Bang Theory (2012-2017).

Read Stephen Hawking's Guardian obituary here.