Robert Hawking is a prominent British software engineer. He is known to the world as the eldest son of the famous English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, Professor Stephen Hawking, and his former wife, Jane Wilde Hawking. He shares a great bond with his family. As a child, this doting son would take care of his father, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, for a long time. His mother referred to this affectionate and empathetic side of her son, saying, “he had to do things for his father that children really shouldn’t have to do." He and his siblings also showed concern about his father when bruises and wounds were seen in Stephen’s body at certain times, including a broken wrist. Robert was the only Hawking child who showed interest in science and aspired to be a scientist. However, later he ended up becoming a software engineer who presently works with Microsoft and stays in Seattle, Washington, US, with his wife and kids.