Stephen Hawking wins science"s most lucrative prize for lifetime contribution to physics

Stephen Hawking wins 1.8m from science's most lucrative prizeCambridge scientist is the latest winner of the Fundamental Physics PrizeHe says he will help autistic grandson and maybe buy holiday home Top scientists from CERN also share special prize of the same value | UPDATED: 12:45 GMT, 11 December 2012 In the money: Physicist Stephen Hawking has been handed a 1.8million prize in recognition of his lifetime's contribution to theoretical physics Stephen Hawking says he might splash out on a holiday home after he was handed 1.8million in recognition of his lifetime contribution to theoretical physics.