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.
Physicist Hawking expected to recover

Physicist Hawking expected to recover

CAMBRIDGE, England, April 21 (UPI) -- British physicist Stephen Hawking is expected to fully recover from a chest infection, doctors at Cambridge University said Tuesday.
Physicist Hawking hospitalized

Physicist Hawking hospitalized

CAMBRIDGE, England, April 20 (UPI) -- British physicist Stephen Hawking, who has been "very ill," was hospitalized Monday, a Cambridge University statement said.
Hawking to retire Cambridge post

Hawking to retire Cambridge post

CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Physicist Stephen Hawking will retire his post in 2009 as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Britain's Cambridge University, the university said.

Hawking criticizes research cuts

LONDON, June 15 (UPI) -- Stephen Hawking, a leading British scientist, has criticized the government for reduced research funding that could undercut England's standing.
Hawking searches for Einsteins in Africa

Hawking searches for Einsteins in Africa

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- Physicist Stephen Hawking is helping launch 15 postgraduate centers for advanced math and physics in Africa.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008.
By United Press International

Scientist: Time travel not impossible

HAIFA, Israel, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Time travel is possible despite many physicists’ doubts, a prominent theorist says.

Hawking experiences zero-gravity

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 27 (UPI) -- British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, paralyzed by Lou Gehrig's disease, experienced weightlessness on a stunt flight off the coast of Florida.

Stephen Hawking plans zero-g flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- British cosmologist Stephen Hawking said he plans to ride the so-called vomit comet aircraft in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

NASA, Virgin Galactic ink spaceship deal

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has signed a deal with a company owned by British entrepreneur Richard Branson to develop space tourism.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 8, 2007.
By United Press International

Hawking: Middle East facing deterioration

JERUSALEM, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- During a visit to Israel, British physicist Stephen Hawking told Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that the situation in the Middle East is deteriorating.

Physicist in Israel promoting science

JERUSALEM, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- British physicist Stephen Hawking will meet with Israeli and Palestinian scientists to promote scientific cooperation between the two countries.

Hawking files for divorce

CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Stephen Hawking, best-selling author of "A Brief History of Time," and his wife have filed for divorce in England.
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Stephen Hawking
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

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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