Celebrating Professor Hawking's 80th Birthday

January 2022

January 8th 2022 would have been Professor Stephen Hawking's 80th Birthday. To celebrate this Google released a "Google Doodle" and short animated film in honour of the Professor's work. His daughter Lucy and sons, Robert and Tim Hawking reflect on their father’s life, legacy, and the animation: 


"We are delighted that Google has chosen to celebrate our father's 80th birthday with this fabulous Doodle. We think he would have loved the Doodle and been very entertained to see his long, distinguished life expressed so creatively in this briefest history of all, a two-minute animation! 


We also believe he would have found it important to show that he never allowed the challenges of his physical condition to limit his power of expression nor his determination to make an impact on the world in which he lived. We hope that his example offers inspiration and hope globally to all who face great challenges at this difficult time. Our father would have been 80 years old today and we thank everyone who has joined in the celebration of his extraordinary life and the legacy he gave to us all."

Check out the video: