- For the "real world" article on the scientist and performer, see Stephen Hawking (actor).
Stephen Hawking was a noted Human scientist from Earth. At one point he held the Lucasian Chair, a position later held by an alternate universe version of Data after his retirement from Starfleet. (TNG: "All Good Things...")
Both of the 24th century Starfleet shuttlecrafts Hawking were named in honor of Stephen Hawking. (TNG: "The Host"; Star Trek Generations)
In 2369, Lieutenant Commander Data created a holodeck version of Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton in order to watch how three of the greatest Human scientists would interact during a game of poker. Data's observations were "most illuminating". (TNG: "Descent")
Hawking's name appeared on a vocabulary list on a screen in Keiko O'Brien's classroom. (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")
Stephen Hawking was portrayed by himself. The only other person in all of Star Trek to do this was Maury Ginsberg.