Robert Hawking is the eldest son of the theoretical physicist, Dr. Stephen Hawking. Stephen has earned many accolades for his contributions in the field of science including Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009), highest civilian honor in the United States. While Robert may not have such astonishing professional career, he is accomplished on his own as a Software Engineer and works for the Microsoft Corporation. Robert is famous mainly due to his father’s worldwide reputation. We will bring everything you need to know about Robert Hawking in this biography below.
Robert Hawking wiki/bio/age
Robert Hawking was born in the United Kingdom in May 1967 to Stephen Hawking, a theoretical physicist, and Jane Wilde Hawking, an author. Among three children from his parents, only Robert showed interest in science and hoped to become a scientist like his father. But his ambition changed as he got in college. He attended the prestigious ‘University of Oxford’ graduating there in software engineering.
Caption: Robert Hawking with his father Stephen Hawking
Robert grew close to his family especially his father. He would take care of Stephen Hawking who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1963, at the age of 21, by 1969 he was forced to use a wheelchair. Robert hasn’t shared much about his early years however according to Jane Hawking she praised him for being a caring son. Before her memoir “‘Travelling to Infinity” was published she said,” he (Robert) had to do things for his father that children really shouldn’t have to do.”
Robert has mostly lived his life in Britain; he spent few years in Canada now he lives in Seatle, United Staes where he works for globally renowned software company Microsoft Corporation.
Robert Hawking wife/children/family
Robert Hawking is a married man and has two children, a son, and a daughter from his wife. He is a family guy and has been reluctant to give information about his wife and kids even we don’t know their names. Robert has a sister Lucy who is journalist, educator, philanthropist, and novelist. Among her work children’s novel, George’s Secret Key to the Universe considered her best one up to now. The two have a younger sibling Timothy who has turned out to be a Marketer. Despite being a British, Timothy can fluently speak French and Spanish which he learned during his time in college at Exeter University.
Caption: Robert Hawking parents Stephen and Jane Wilde Hawking
While Robert lives away from his parents, he pays the occasional visit to them. His father (Stephen) was married to Jane for 30 years, following the divorce in 1995 he married Elaine Mason, a nurse who took care of him. Neither Jane nor any of the kids supported the marriage and even didn’t attend the wedding. The relationship of Hawkin’s kid with Mason was not particularly good. During Stephen’s second marriage the kids inflicted concerns toward Mason having seen multiple wounds and a broken wrist on Stephen body, but he played down any suggestion pointing toward her. Hawking’s marriage to Mason ended in 2006.
The astonishing story of Stephen Hawking is adopted in Hollywood movie “The Theory of Everything” in which 17 years of Robert, is portrayed by actor Tom Prior. Hawking family has lived united supporting each other over the years. In 2014 Hawking kids participated the ALS ice bucket challenge to raise awareness of the disease and help people suffering from it.