University of Oxford
Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge
Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
Awarded Presidental Medal of Freedom
Publishes The Universe in a Nutshell
Documentary "A Brief History of Time" is released
Made a Companion of Honour
Publishes A Brief History of Time
Named Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Publishes first book, The Large Scale Structure of Time-Space
Obtains PhD from Oxford
Earned a reputation while at Gonville and Caius for reckless wheelchair piloting.
Co-authored three children's books with daughter Lucy, including George's Secret Key to the Universe in 2007.
Experienced zero gravity in 2007 while in a flight simulator.
Among his more controversial theories include his belief in alien life, his theory that computer viruses are a form of life, and that human engineering would be necessary to avoid being declared obsolete by computers.
Appeared as himself on "The Big Bang Theory."
Voted one of the 100 Greatest Britons by a 2002 BBC poll.
Expressed support for assisted suicide for terminally ill individuals in 2013.
Has participated in advertisements for National Savings, British Telcom and other companies.
His synthesized voice was recorded for the 1999 single "Keep Talking" by Pink Floyd.