The Stephen Hawking Foundation Governance

Lucy Hawking

Lucy Hawking is the daughter of Professor Stephen Hawking. Lucy collaborated with her father on a series of children’s books, working with her father on a wide range of initiatives to engage young students with science.

Lucy Hawking

Lucy Hawking is the daughter of Professor Stephen Hawking. Lucy collaborated with her father on a series of children’s books, working with her father on a wide range of initiatives to engage young students with science.

Robert Hawking

Robert Hawking is the elder son of Professor Stephen Hawking. He works in the field of software development. He worked at Microsoft for 25 years, as a Principal Software Engineer.

Robert Hawking

Robert Hawking is the elder son of Professor Stephen Hawking. He works in the field of software development. He worked at Microsoft for 25 years, as a Principal Software Engineer.

Prof Kip Thorne

Born in Logan Utah in 1940, Kip Thorne received his B.S. degree from Caltech in 1962 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1965. He returned to Caltech as an Associate professor in 1967 and became Professor of Theoretical Physics in 1970, The William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor in 1981, The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics in 1991, and The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, in 2009. Thorne’s research has focused on Einstein’s general theory of relativity and on astrophysics, with emphasis on relativistic stars, black holes and especially gravitational waves. He was cofounder (with R. Weiss and R. W. P. Drever) of the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) Project, with which he is still associated.

Thorne was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972, the National Academy of Sciences in 1973, and the Russian Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society in 1999. He has been awarded the Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society, the Karl Schwarzschild Medal of the German Astronomical Society, the Albert Einstein Medal of the Albert Einstein Society in Berne, Switzerland, the UNESCO Niels Bohr Gold Medal from UNESCO, and the Common Wealth Award for Science, and was named California Scientist of the Year in 2004. For his book for nonscientists, Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy (Norton Publishers 1994), Thorne was awarded the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, the Phi Beta Kappa Science Writing Award, and the (Russian) Priroda Readers’ Choice Award. In 1973 Thorne coauthored the textbook Gravitation, from which most of the present generation of scientists have learned general relativity theory. Fifty-two physicists have received the PhD at Caltech under Thorne’s personal mentorship.

In 2009 Thorne stepped down from his Feynman Professorship at Caltech in order to ramp up a new career in writing, movies and continued scientific research. His current writing focus is a textbook on classical physics coauthored with Roger Blandford; his most recent movie focus was Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (release date November 2014), on which he is executive producer, and with Lynda Obst he coauthored the treatment from which movie grew; his current research is on the nonlinear dynamics of curved spacetime.

Prof Kip Thorne

Born in Logan Utah in 1940, Kip Thorne received his B.S. degree from Caltech in 1962 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1965. He returned to Caltech as an Associate professor in 1967 and became Professor of Theoretical Physics in 1970, The William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor in 1981, The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics in 1991, and The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, in 2009. Thorne’s research has focused on Einstein’s general theory of relativity and on astrophysics, with emphasis on relativistic stars, black holes and especially gravitational waves. He was cofounder (with R. Weiss and R. W. P. Drever) of the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) Project, with which he is still associated.

Thorne was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972, the National Academy of Sciences in 1973, and the Russian Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society in 1999. He has been awarded the Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society, the Karl Schwarzschild Medal of the German Astronomical Society, the Albert Einstein Medal of the Albert Einstein Society in Berne, Switzerland, the UNESCO Niels Bohr Gold Medal from UNESCO, and the Common Wealth Award for Science, and was named California Scientist of the Year in 2004. For his book for nonscientists, Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy (Norton Publishers 1994), Thorne was awarded the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, the Phi Beta Kappa Science Writing Award, and the (Russian) Priroda Readers’ Choice Award. In 1973 Thorne coauthored the textbook Gravitation, from which most of the present generation of scientists have learned general relativity theory. Fifty-two physicists have received the PhD at Caltech under Thorne’s personal mentorship.

In 2009 Thorne stepped down from his Feynman Professorship at Caltech in order to ramp up a new career in writing, movies and continued scientific research. His current writing focus is a textbook on classical physics coauthored with Roger Blandford; his most recent movie focus was Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (release date November 2014), on which he is executive producer, and with Lynda Obst he coauthored the treatment from which movie grew; his current research is on the nonlinear dynamics of curved spacetime.

Prof Malcom Perry

Professor Malcolm Perry is a founding trustee of the Stephen Hawking Foundation.

Malcolm is a Doctor of Science from the University of Cambridge, and obtained his first degree from Oxford where he read physics. He then moved to Cambridge and obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical physics with Stephen Hawking as his supervisor. He has known Stephen since the mid 1970’s.

Professor Perry became a research fellow at King’s College Cambridge and afterwards joined the faculty of Princeton University. Later, he returned to Cambridge, where he is now Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and a fellow of Trinity College.

Malcolm is a highly respected and much admired physicist and has won a number of prestigious prizes in his field. Together with Ilyas Khan, he is a founding trustee of the Stephen Hawking Foundation.

Prof Malcom Perry

Professor Malcolm Perry is a founding trustee of the Stephen Hawking Foundation.

Malcolm is a Doctor of Science from the University of Cambridge, and obtained his first degree from Oxford where he read physics. He then moved to Cambridge and obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical physics with Stephen Hawking as his supervisor. He has known Stephen since the mid 1970’s.

Professor Perry became a research fellow at King’s College Cambridge and afterwards joined the faculty of Princeton University. Later, he returned to Cambridge, where he is now Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and a fellow of Trinity College.

Malcolm is a highly respected and much admired physicist and has won a number of prestigious prizes in his field. Together with Ilyas Khan, he is a founding trustee of the Stephen Hawking Foundation.

Elizabeth Forrester

Elizabeth has worked for over 20 years as a freelance event director, consultant and professional fundraiser applying her skills to a variety of UK charities.

Her previous experience includes 5 years as an account manager of Cisco Systems’s brand and corporate communication throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Subsequently she worked as Grants Manager and assistant to Prof. Peter Schröder, Computer Science, Applied and Computational Mathematics. Schröder is known for his contributions to discrete differential geometry and digital geometry processing. He is also a world expert in the area of wavelet based methods for computer graphics.

Elizabeth also worked with the late Prof Gerald J Wasserburg, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology. He was known for his work in the fields of isotope geochemistry, cosmo chemistry, meteoritics, and astrophysics.Geology and Geophysics at CALTECH.

Elizabeth read Humanities and Italian at St Mary’s College and The University of Notre Dame, Indiana, followed by a Master’s course in Directorship, Management and Evaluation of Educational Institutions at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid, Spain.

Elizabeth Forrester

Elizabeth has worked for over 20 years as a freelance event director, consultant and professional fundraiser applying her skills to a variety of UK charities.

Her previous experience includes 5 years as an account manager of Cisco Systems’s brand and corporate communication throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Subsequently she worked as Grants Manager and assistant to Prof. Peter Schröder, Computer Science, Applied and Computational Mathematics. Schröder is known for his contributions to discrete differential geometry and digital geometry processing. He is also a world expert in the area of wavelet based methods for computer graphics.

Elizabeth also worked with the late Prof Gerald J Wasserburg, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology. He was known for his work in the fields of isotope geochemistry, cosmo chemistry, meteoritics, and astrophysics.Geology and Geophysics at CALTECH.

Elizabeth read Humanities and Italian at St Mary’s College and The University of Notre Dame, Indiana, followed by a Master’s course in Directorship, Management and Evaluation of Educational Institutions at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid, Spain.

Ben Glazier

Ben Glazier founded his branding and graphic design agency Glazier Design in 1998. The agency has its main studio in Great Portland Street and works for fashion, PR, law, finance, healthcare and charity sector clients.

Glazier Design created the branding for The Stephen Hawking Foundation, the Einstein Hawking Gravitational Theory postage stamps for the Isle of Man Post Office, the Hawking Video for the Bank of England, the illustration of Hawking Radiation, the Hawking Medallion and all the collateral for the Stephen Hawking Interment.

Ben Glazier

Ben Glazier founded his branding and graphic design agency Glazier Design in 1998. The agency has its main studio in Great Portland Street and works for fashion, PR, law, finance, healthcare and charity sector clients.

Glazier Design created the branding for The Stephen Hawking Foundation, the Einstein Hawking Gravitational Theory postage stamps for the Isle of Man Post Office, the Hawking Video for the Bank of England, the illustration of Hawking Radiation, the Hawking Medallion and all the collateral for the Stephen Hawking Interment.