Understanding gravity - from Newton to Hawking

29 Apr 2016

The most important publication in the history of science – Isaac Newton’s own annotated copy of Principia Mathematica – and other seminal works by Copernicus, Einstein and Stephen Hawking, feature in a new film, released today, celebrating 600 years of Cambridge University Library.

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Michael Cates elected 19th Lucasian Professor

20 Mar 2015

Professor Michael Cates FRS, FRSE, a distinguished theoretical physicist who is a world leader in the study of soft matter, has been elected the 19th holder of the Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, succeeding Professor Michael Green.

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Stephen Hawking receives Special Fundamental Physics Award

11 Dec 2013

The Selection Committee for the Fundamental Physics Prize, foregoing the regular nomination process, announced today the award of a Special Fundamental Physics Award of $3 million to Professor Stephen Hawking for his discovery of Hawking radiation from black holes, and his deep contributions to quantum gravity and quantum aspects of the early universe.

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