Hawking on the Net


The DO-IT project file server, hawking@u.washington.edu, is named after a famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, from Great Britain. He has a disability and uses a wheelchair for transportation and a computer with speech output to communicate. In 1992 he visited Seattle and met with some of the DO-IT Scholars and other local students with disabilities interested in science. You can "meet" him virtually on the net by accessing his World Wide Web home page.


  1. Use your WWW browser to access the site whose URL is:

  2. Explore the site. Use the bookmark capabilities of your browser to save the site location for future use.

  3. Use the exit command to quit your WWW browser.

This lesson is part of the series "DO-IT Lessons" developed by the University of Washington. Creation of the series of lessons is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers 9255803 and 9550003. The lessons are now maintained through funds from the State of Washington. The University of Washington holds the copyright to the series of lessons, however ownership of the Internet resources referenced in the lessons may be found at the resource site. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed at these sites are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, the University of Washington or the State of Washington.