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Hawking: Mankind must colonize space

Hawking: Mankind must colonize space

CAMBRIDGE, England, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- British physicist Stephen Hawking says mankind faces the threat of nuclear annihilation and should build colonies on Mars and beyond.
Stephen Hawking seeking new assistant

Stephen Hawking seeking new assistant

CAMBRIDGE, England, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- British physicist Stephen Hawking is advertising for an assistant with a salary of around $38,000 a year, Cambridge University said.
New data reveals black hole's secrets

New data reveals black hole's secrets

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed new details about the birth of a famous black hole millions of years ago, U.S. astronomers say.
Hawking: Afterlife a 'fairy story'

Hawking: Afterlife a 'fairy story'

CAMBRIDGE, England, May 16 (UPI) -- Stephen Hawking, Britain's most eminent scientist, says a belief in a heaven or an afterlife is a "fairy story" for people afraid of death.

Pope says Hawking wrong on God

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI says he believes scientists who deny the existence of God are wrong, that God exists and that he did create the universe.

Hawking: Outer space offers human survival

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking says the human race must expand into outer space in the coming century or face possible extinction.
Hawking addresses Canadian think tank

Hawking addresses Canadian think tank

WATERLOO, Ontario, June 21 (UPI) -- Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking received a welcome befitting a celebrity as he prepared to give a lecture at a Canadian think tank, observers say.
Hawking: Aliens likely out there; beware

Hawking: Aliens likely out there; beware

LONDON, April 26 (UPI) -- British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking says it's likely aliens are somewhere out there in space and humans had best steer clear of them.
Hawking on aliens

Hawking on aliens

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 26 (UPI) -- British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking surmised extraterrestrial life exists but Earthlings would be well advised not to come into contact with it.
By United Press International

Hawking creates alter ego in kid's book

LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- Professor Stephen Hawking's daughter says the children's book she co-wrote with her father features a "fictional alter ego" for the British scientist.
August 13, 2009

August 13, 2009

The Federal Reserve expressed cautious optimism yesterday the economic recession may be bottoming out.
By United Press International
Obama awards Medal of Freedom to 16

Obama awards Medal of Freedom to 16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama bestowed Presidential Medal of Freedom awards Wednesday to 16 activists, actors, athletes and other international luminaries.
Kennedy, O'Connor to get Freedom medal

Kennedy, O'Connor to get Freedom medal

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- A sitting U.S. senator, a former Supreme Court judge and global rights advocates are among the 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Obama names Medal of Freedom winners

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- The 16 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom are agents of change, President Barack Obama said Thursday in Washington.
NASA book presents Apollo mission photos

NASA book presents Apollo mission photos

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has produced a new book chronicling Apollo mission 7 through 17 using photographs selected by the astronauts.
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President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Stephen Hawking, at the White House in Washington on August 12, 2009. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, whose scientific books and public appearances have made him an academic celebrity. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.

Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years, taking up the post in 1979 and retiring on 1 October 2009. He is also a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and a Distinguished Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He is known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes. He has also achieved success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; these include the runaway best seller A Brief History of Time, which stayed on the British Sunday Times bestsellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.

Hawking's key scientific works to date have included providing, with Roger Penrose, theorems regarding gravitational singularities in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes should emit radiation, which is today known as Hawking radiation (or sometimes as Bekenstein–Hawking radiation).

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