These 15 photos show how Stephen Hawking defied his disability and lived an incredible life

These 15 photos show how Stephen Hawking defied his disability and lived an incredible life

Stephen Hawking receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama in 2009. Getty Images Stephen Hawking, the most famous scientist in living memory, was supposed to die in his early twenties at the hands of motor neurone disease, before having the chance to achieve any great distinction, . Instead, he was awarded a PhD…