|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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Professor Stephen William Hawking (b. 8 January, 1942) was a Muggle theoretical physicist, internationally considered the best since Albert Einstein. He suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease for at least twenty years, and was confined to a wheelchair because of it. One of his works, A Brief History of Time, was also read by some wizards who had an interest to know the Muggle views on Physics.
The name "Stephen" comes from the Greek name Στεφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown".
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) (Appears in photographs)