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Stephen Hawking

Courageous Advocate for Palestine

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Date of Birth:



Oxford, England

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Why Featured?

Intellectual Giant and Human Rights Supporter

Brief bio

Stephen Hawking, a world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist, was not only a pioneer in scientific fields but also a notable supporter of Palestinian rights. Hawking, despite his battle with motor neurone disease, used his global stature to highlight political issues, including his public stance against Israeli policies.

Major Milestones


  • Academic Brilliance: Graduated from Oxford and Cambridge, becoming Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge.

  • Scientific Breakthroughs: Developed theories on black holes and cosmology, profoundly impacting theoretical physics.

  • Global Recognition: Authored the best-selling book "A Brief History of Time," staying on the bestseller list for years.

  • Public Advocacy: Used his high-profile position to address global injustices and human rights.

  • Health Challenges: Battled motor neurone disease from the age of 21, using technology to communicate and continue his work.

  • Scientific Contributions: Revolutionized understanding of black holes and the universe’s origin.

  • Educational Impact: Inspired millions with accessible science publications and public lectures.

  • Advocacy for Science and Rationalism: Promoted scientific understanding and rational thought in public policy.

  • Support for Palestinian Rights: Publicly endorsed the academic boycott of Israel due to its policies towards Palestinians, significantly raising awareness about the occupation...See More

  • Humanitarian Efforts: Encouraged support for Palestinian students and educational initiatives, reflecting his commitment to academic freedom and support for oppressed communities (Palestine Chronicle) .

Date of Last Update: 
July 8, 2024

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