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MND Association Stephen Hawking Lecture 2021

MND Association Stephen Hawking Lecture 2021 We are proud to announce that the Stephen Hawking MND Lecture 2021 will be introduced by Lucy Hawking and presented by Dr Jennifer Doudna. Dr Doudna's lecture ‘CRISPR: The Science and Opportunity of Genome Editing’ will take place on: Tuesday, December 7th at 1405 GMT 0905 EST 2305 JST The lecture [...]

Stephen Hawking’s Office and Archive saved for the nation

In a once-in-a-lifetime acquisition for the nation, a treasure trove of archive papers and personal objects belonging to the late Professor Stephen Hawking – from personalised wheelchairs and scientific bets signed with Professor Hawking's thumbprint to his seminal papers on theoretical physics and his scripts from The Simpsons – have been acquired by two leading UK cultural institutions.  [...]

Black Holes: The Edge of All We Know

The puzzles surrounding black holes hold the promise that we will learn something very fundamental and new about the universe. For Stephen’s final discovery, he worked with a team of theoretical physicists to test their understanding of how mysterious black holes exist in the universe. They worked to make sense of the (theoretical) threat that black holes [...]

Unique Talk: Professor Hawking and Time

On Tuesday 30th March, Professor Thomas Hertog gives an online talk about "Time" and working with Stephen Hawking. In memory of Professor Stephen Hawking, who passed away three years ago, PAUSE has organised an online talk with Professor Thomas Hertog. He will give a one-off talk about “Time” and his journey of 20 [...]

The Bremont Hawking Watch

The Bremont Hawking London/Cambridge. The Stephen Hawking Foundation is delighted to announce the creation of a limited edition watch developed in partnership with the British watchmaker, Bremont, in honour of our founding patron, Professor Hawking. The timepiece, developed in collaboration with the Hawking family, is dedicated to the memory of Professor Hawking and his extraordinary relationship with [...]

Royal College of Nursing Lecture

The Stephen Hawking Foundation MND Lecture 2020 We are proud to announce that the Stephen Hawking Foundation MND Lecture 2020 will be presented by Dr Rónan Astin BA Hons MRCP PhD and hosted by the Royal College of Nursing and the MND Association. The Stephen Hawking Foundation MND Lecture aims to bring current research to members of [...]

MND Association Stephen Hawking Lecture

MND Association Stephen Hawking Lecture We are proud to announce that the Stephen Hawking Memorial MND Lecture 2020 will be introduced by Lucy Hawking and presented by Dr Rudolph E Tanzi at the 31st International Symposium on ALS/MND. Dr Tanzi’s lecture ‘Targeting neuroinflammation across neurodegenerative diseases’ will take place on: Wednesday, December 9th at 1305 GMT 0805 [...]

The Stephen Hawking Foundation congratulates Sir Roger Penrose on winning the 2020 Nobel Prize

The Stephen Hawking Foundation congratulates Sir Roger Penrose on winning the 2020 Nobel Prize for his discovery that black holes are a robust prediction of general relativity. Sir Roger Penrose’s research has had a profound impact on human understanding of the universe and of the fundamental laws of physics that govern the universe. The singularities inside black [...]

Our Christmas Message – When Kit Met Chris

Merry Christmas to you all! Our Christmas story is about what happened when Kit met Chris. Kit is a school kid in North Yorkshire at the Richard Taylor CofE Primary School. He is space-mad; he talks about space, dreams about space and if you look at his bedroom, it's pretty obvious that he lives space. Col. Chris Hadfield is an Astronaut, [...]

Colonel Chris Hadfield

Colonel Chris Hadfield to beam into a very special Space Camp As part of our funding and support for Space Camps UK, The Stephen Hawking Foundation arranged for Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield to beam into a very special Space Camp at the Richard Taylor School in North Yorkshire, England. Chris answered questions from some of the 250 [...]

Making HERStory

It's happening... "HERstory in the making" NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are carrying out the first all-female spacewalk. Take a look below! This historic moment marks great achievement for Women in space and any Woman wanting to move into cosmology and we have been following (with a little envy) the intense training and preparation [...]

Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov – Celebrating the Life of a Great Cosmonaut

Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov The Stephen Hawking Foundation is deeply saddened to hear of the death of legendary cosmonaut Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov. Alexei was a space flight pioneer who dedicated his life to furthering public engagement with science. Stephen greatly admired and liked him. We send our condolences to his family and many friends. He will be sadly missed. [...]

Prof Andy Strominger comments as EHT Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

The Stephen Hawking Foundation would like to congratulate EHT (Event Horizon Telescope) Astronomers for Capturing The First Image of a Black Hole "Stephen would have been aware of the work of the Event Horizon Telescope as the project to link eight radio telescope arrays to form an Earth sized telescope in order to image a black hole had [...]

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