January 7, 2012
He may be one of the world’s most eminent scientists but one thing remains a mystery to Professor Stephen Hawking – women.
When asked what he thinks most about during the day the physicist, who turns 70 on Sunday, said: “Women. They are a complete mystery.”
Prof Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neurone disease, when he was 22 and was not expected to live for more than a few years.
But he went on to become one of the world’s most renowned physicists, publishing three best-selling books, including the well-known A Brief History Of Time, and has been awarded with a number of honorary degrees, medals, and a CBE in 1982. He has also been married twice and has three children.