A sell-out symposium to celebrate Professor Stephen Hawking's contributions to fundamental physics and cosmology will be held at Cambridge on Friday, 11 January 2002.

The future of theoretical physics and cosmology
Stephen Hawking 60th Birthday Symposium
Friday, 11 January 2002
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge

The symposium will feature a full day of popular lectures from distinguished scientists, including Sir Martin Rees, Professor James Hartle, Professor Kip Thorne and Sir Roger Penrose. The final speaker will be Professor Stephen Hawking. The venue for the symposium is the new Centre for Mathematical Sciences in west Cambridge and the day will begin at 10am, finishing at about 5pm.

The event has proved very popular and was sold out yesterday after being advertised on the University's home page.

This event has been made possible through the generous support of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC).

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