Professor Stephen Hawking

Symposium will focus on ‘The State of the Universe’.

To coincide with Professor Stephen Hawking’s 70th birthday, the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, in conjunction with Intel, is hosting a public symposium on Sunday, 08 January entitled ‘The State of the Universe’.

Speakers will include Professor Hawking, the Astronomer Royal Lord (Martin) Rees, Professor Saul Perlmutter (University of California, Berkeley, 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics), and one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists Professor Kip Thorne (California Institute of Technology).

2 - 6pm, Sunday 08 January 2012

Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site

Cambridge CB3 9DA

Free tickets for the symposium are unfortunately no longer available.

However, for those unable to attend, the symposium will be webcast live. Please visit:

In addition to the symposium, a scientific conference (which is already fully booked) will be held earlier in the week (05-07 January).  A major goal of the conference will be to review the current status of the fields of black holes, cosmology and fundamental physics; the 27 invited speakers are all world leaders in these fields.  Additional information regarding the conference can be found at the following website:


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