In pictures: Stephen Hawking through the years

The world-renowned British physicist has died aged 76. Here are images from his extraordinary life.



Stephen Hawking at the University of Cambridge as the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics . Alamy Stock Photo
Stephen Hawking at the University of Cambridge as the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics . Alamy Stock Photo
Stephen Hawking with his first wife, Jane, and son to receive an honorary degree at Cambridge. Image credit: The Guardian
Stephen Hawking with his first wife, Jane, and son to receive an honorary degree at Cambridge. Image credit: The Guardian
Stephen Hawking receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House on August 12, 2009.  AFP
Stephen Hawking receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House on August 12, 2009. AFP
British actors Felicity Jones (L) and Eddie Redmayne (R) pose with British scientist Stephen Hawking (C) at the UK premiere of the film 'The Theory of Everything' in London. AFP
British actors Felicity Jones (L) and Eddie Redmayne (R) pose with British scientist Stephen Hawking (C) at the UK premiere of the film 'The Theory of Everything' in London. AFP
US President Bill Clinton (L) and British professor Stephen Hawking (R) watch a scene from 'Star Trek the Next Generation' during a 'Millennium Evening' at the White House. AFP
US President Bill Clinton (L) and British professor Stephen Hawking (R) watch a scene from "Star Trek the Next Generation" during a "Millennium Evening" at the White House. AFP
Stephen Hawking at the Chilean base of Antarctic in  1997. Alamy Stock Photo
Stephen Hawking at the Chilean base of Antarctic in 1997. Alamy Stock Photo
Nasa Administrator Charles Bolden met with Professor Stephen Hawking at  the University of Cambridge.  Alamy Stock Photo
Nasa Administrator Charles Bolden met with Professor Stephen Hawking at the University of Cambridge. Alamy Stock Photo
Stephen Hawking, Malcolm Perry, at Starmus festival where the Isle of Man post Office announced the launch of a new set of stamps commemorating 100 years of Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Stephen Hawking, Malcolm Perry, at Starmus festival where the Isle of Man post Office announced the launch of a new set of stamps commemorating 100 years of Einstein's theory of general relativity.
British cosmologist Stephen Hawking experiences zero gravity during a flight over the Atlantic Ocean.
British cosmologist Stephen Hawking experiences zero gravity during a flight over the Atlantic Ocean.

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