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Thu, Mar. 25th, 2010, 08:00 pm
disassembly_rsn: Dr. Hawking to visit Texas A & M in April 2010

Dr. Hawking is to deliver a lecture - "Out of a Black Hole" - at 7 p.m. Monday, 5 April in Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A & M campus.

(The university will also be dedicating an auditorium named for Dr. Hawking earlier that same day. Seems like a missed opportunity to have Dr. Hawking be the first speaker in *that* auditorium...)

Source: http://tamunews.tamu.edu/2010/03/25/stephen-hawking-to-speak-april-5/

Thu, Mar. 25th, 2010, 02:41 am
disassembly_rsn: Stephen Hawking's scheduled visit to Canada for this summer

Dr. Hawking was scheduled to visit the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada last year, but had to cancel due to illness.

However, that was only the first of a series of planned visits. This summer, therefore, will see the first of the series of visits instead.

The current plan is that Dr. Hawking will visit the Perimeter Institute in June and July 2010 (http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/News/In_The_Media/Prof._Stephen_Hawking_to_Visit_Perimeter_Institute_this_Summer), and that there will be a special Perimeter Institute presentation with him broadcast on TVO on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 8pm EDT (see link for details).

Wed, Apr. 22nd, 2009, 08:00 pm
disassembly_rsn: (no subject)

Best wishes to Dr. Hawking, who has been going through one of his periodic bouts of chest infection/respiratory illness. He seems to be on his way to recovery.

His latest book for children (co-written with his daughter Lucy), GEORGE'S COSMIC TREASURE HUNT, is due out next month.

Sun, May. 6th, 2007, 10:59 pm
disassembly_rsn: Upcoming travels

According to radiojavan.com and http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_21860.shtml via Google News, Dr. Hawking is to visit the Iranian Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics in June 2007.

Sun, Apr. 29th, 2007, 08:29 am
disassembly_rsn: Upcoming book by Lucy Hawking and Stephen Hawking

There were a few remarks in the press about this last June while the professor was in China with his daughter, mentioning that they planned to write a children's book together.

They seem to have made progress; amazon is now taking pre-orders for the book.

George's Secret Key to the Universe (U.K.) (to be published 6 September 2007)

George's Secret Key to the Universe (U.S.) (to be published in October 2007)

Currently more details are available at amazon UK than amazon US. The UK cover art reminds me of 1950s SF. (This is not a bad thing.) The U.K. site also has a synopsis.

The references to the Cosmos computer in the synopsis lead me to suspect that the book will involve the University of Cambridge's COSMOS project; Hawking is the principal investigator for that, the last I knew. The project runs simulations of the universe from shortly after the Big Bang to the present day "to test competing theories about how and why various structures - such as galaxies, stars, and planets - have formed". The quote comes from the best description of that project that I can find at the moment http://www.sgi.com/pdfs/3877.pdf. The information is at SGI's website because they supplied the hardware.

Fri, Nov. 3rd, 2006, 12:36 am
disassembly_rsn: Dr. Hawking to visit Israel this December

According to http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7005366787 he'll be arriving 7 December, but
The Jerusalem Post says he'll be in Israel from 1 - 14 December

Update: Now another article in the Jerusalem Post says he'll arrive in Israel on 7 December and will be there for 8 days.

Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006, 04:23 pm
disassembly_rsn: Appearing at Berkeley in March


Dr. Hawking is to deliver the annual J. Robert Oppenheimer Lecture on March 13 at Zellerbach Hall, according to the article.

The really cool part is that the university is taking advantage of this in a big way to launch an annual program called "On the Same Page", arranged around a significant book and an appearance by the author. Thanks to an anonymous donor, all the freshmen are receiving copies of A BRIEFER HISTORY OF TIME and are being encouraged to read it this winter, and the university will have a series of seminars about Hawking's ideas in the spring.

Sun, Jul. 9th, 2006, 10:47 pm
disassembly_rsn: Hawking featured in Yahoo Answers' "Ask the Planet" campaign

As described on Fox news

Hawking's question - "How can the human race survive the next hundred years?" can be found at

Instead of the typical 6 - 10 answers (that figure is from the Yahoo News link I pursued to find the article), it so far has 21568 answers. :)

Sun, Mar. 26th, 2006, 09:03 pm
disassembly_rsn: If Google is to be believed...

...the professor seems to be getting around a bit.

I gather that he was in the islands for a conference a couple of weeks back, and that he is scheduled to give a lecture at Hong Kong University on 15 June.

Wed, Jan. 11th, 2006, 09:26 am
bluecloudedgrey: (no subject)

Right now I'm reading Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time." After that I'm going to read "On the Shoulders of Giants." After I'm finished reading those two, which Stephen Hawking book do you recommend I read next?

And for those hardcoare hawking fans:

Stephen Hawking Simpons action figure

Stephen Hawking t-shirt

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