A new exhibit of Stephen Hking memorabilia at the Science Museum, London, celebrates 70 years of the famed physicist's life.
The exhibit features Hawking's prizes, including this Fonsesca Prize for Science Communication.
Noted physicist Stephen Hawking (center) enjoys zero gravity during a flight aboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft owned by Zero Gravity Corp. (Zero G). Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is being rotated in air by (right) Peter Diamandis, founder of the Zero G Corp., and (left) Byron Lichtenberg, former shuttle payload specialist and now president of Zero G. Kneeling below Hawking is Nicola O'Brien, a nurse practitioner who is Hawking's aide. (Photo taken on April 26, 2007.)
Stephen Hawking's notes on display at the Science Museum, London.
Even Hawking's turn on the animated show "The Simpsons" gets a spot in the exhibition.
A teaching model on loan from the Whipple Museum demonstrates the gravitational pull of a black hole.
Hawking's "A Brief History of Time," translated into German and other languages.
The typed letter Hawking sent to Nature in 1974 to submit his "Exploding Black Holes" paper.
Hawking’s first major breakthroughs came in the 1960s, with his work on singularities—points in space of infinite density. Here, notes from that era.
Working with Roger Penrose, Hawking showed that singularities must really exist in the Universe. This is a draft of a paper from 1969.
Hawking's 2010 Cosmos Award for the outstanding presentation of science.
Mark Champkins, the Science Museum’s inventor in residence, has designed a ‘black hole light’ to present to Professor Hawking on the night of the exhibit opening which mimics the spirals of light falling into a black hole and symbolizes Hawking radiation.
A photograph of Stephen Hawking in his office, surrounded by some of the memorabilia now on display at the Science Museum.