霍金－前妻回憶錄(上、下) (Music to Move the Stars: A Life with Stephen Hawking) 珍．霍金著/王儷蓉譯. 天下文化，199? Music to Move the Stars: A Life With Stephen by Jane Hawking Macmillan
When Jane Wilde married a young research student named Stephen Hawking in 1965, she already knew he was seriously ill. A schoolfriend broke the news a couple of years before, saying that Stephen was suffering from "some terrible, paralysing, incurable disease". This is probably a fair representation of what was known then about motor neurone disease, long before the worldwide success of A Brief History of Time and Stephen's battle against the illness combined to raise its public profile.
New film: "The Theory of Everything"
A short history of HawkingDec 19th 2014, 9:53 BY N.B.
STEPHEN HAWKING would not be as famous as he is today if he was not so ill. As impressive as his accomplishments would have been from an able-bodied person, they are all the more astounding from someone with motor neurone disease (MND). There is something almost mythical about the image of such a far-reaching mind trapped in an immobile body. It would be absurd, though, to suggest that Hawking’s disability was the most significant thing about him, or that the most significant thing about his disability was how irritable it made his ex-wife, Jane. But those are the suggestions at the heart of James Marsh’s soapy new biopic, “The Theory Of Everything”. Never mind black holes or the Big Bang: in this telling of the Hawking story, what really matters is that when he scooted around the sitting room in his wheelchair, he distracted Jane from her essay on Medieval Iberian poetry.