• 7/15/04 - Stephen Hawking has announced that he has solved the black hole information paradox that has puzzled scientists since 1976 when he postulated that when a black hole emits 'Hawking Radiation', all information about the matter that fell into the it is lost, in contravention of quantum physics. Now, in a note saying 'I have solved the black hole information paradox and I want to talk about it', he has asked the International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation for a slot to present his findings in Dublin on 7/21/04. If he is correct, it means he has lost another bet, this time for an encyclopaedia... More info in the New Scientis Story.

  • 8/3/03 - "Beyond the Horizon", a new IMax movie by Stephen Hawking is coming to an IMax screen near you in late 2004. From the blurb:
    From the earliest cave dwellers, to the Babylonians and the Greeks, the world’s great temples, art, and literature sought to bring the public closer to the cosmos. It is impossible to date the beginning of humankind’s fascination with the stars and the world beyond them. Now, the world’s most important large-format filmmakers, scientists, and visualization specialists have come together to create Stephen Hawking's Beyond the Horizon.
    More info at Universe Partners

  • 6/24/02 - Stephen Hawking is to publish a new book entitled, On The Shoulders of Giants, The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy. The book is a compilation of seven of the most ground-breaking books in the history of science, together with five critical essays and a biography of each featured physicist, written by Hawking himself. The book will be out in September from Running Press, and you can read more about it here

  • 1/8/02 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPHEN! - Hawking celebrates his 60th birthday today, quite an acievement for someone given a couple of years to live nearly 40 years ago. BBC News has a story on his birthday.

  • 11/6/01 - Hawking's new book "The Universe in a Nutshell" is out in hardcover from Bantam Doubleday to critical acclaim. It has been long-awaited and is intended to be a more accessible book than BHOT.

  • 9/1/01 - In an interview in newsmagazine Focus, Professor Hawking recently commented that he hopes that genetic engineering will be used to augment the human brain so that we can keep pace with the rapid advances in computers and remain superior to machines. Read the story or look at the Slashdot discussion.

  • 5/1/01 - I found a copy of the long lost Larry King Live interview on CNN with Stephen Hawking, Christmas '99 - I have uploaded it and you can read it here.
    I also found the David Cherniack interview which can be found here

  • 4/26/01 - The Times is reporting that Hawking is getting a voice upgrade - his new voice has been developed in India and will have an English Accent. Read all about it here.

  • 5/19/00 - DeAnza College has an article online about Hawking's visit in January. There is also a picture here.

  • 1/21/00 - Stephen Hawking and his graduate assistant Chris Burgoyne announced Friday the launch of Hawking's new website. The new site, www.hawking.org.uk, contains much more info on Hawking and upcoming events, presented in a very professional looking format.

  • 1/21/00 - The Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy will be hosting Professor Hawking at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, CA, where he will give a lecture entitled 'Universe in a Nutshell'. Tickets are available at BASS Tickets, 650-478-2277, and are priced from $35 to $62.50.

  • 12/25/99 - Larry King interviewed Hawking on his weekend program, and talked to him about a variety of subjects. Hear what The Prof. thinks about being called 'The Most Intelligent Man in the World'! Read the transcript at CNN Online
    UPDATE: The CNN transcript went away, but you can see a copy here.

  • 12/1/99 - Professor Hawking is going to be lecturing at the Cambridge Union Society on the Wednesday 1st December. The lecture (title: The Universe in a Nutshell) starts at 8pm. For further details, check their website.

  • 2/10/99 - Professor Hawking is going to guest-star on the Simpsons this April (in the US - the rest of you will have to wait a little more...) - the announcement is on his Cambridge homepage. Can't wait!

  • 11/15/98 - Professor Hawking will once again visit the US, this time California and Texas, to give a lecture entitled "Is Time Travel Possible?". He will lecture on Sunday, November 15th 7:30pm at the Center for Performing Arts in San Jose, and on the 24th at the Southern Methodist Univerity (SMU), Dallas, at the McFarlin Auditorium. More info can be found here, and on his lectures page. He will also be attending the Cosmo 98 Workshop in Monterey, CA from the 16th to the 19th November, and will be speaking on the evening of the 16th.

  • 5/4/98 - The City College of San Francisco are producing a musical fantasy based on the life of Hawking, "Falling Through A Hole In The Air", running from May 8th to May 17th. Find out more about it here.

  • 4/27/98 - Stephen Hawking will present a lecture on 'The Theory of Everything' at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, Canada. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster Online.

  • 4/23/98 - Stephen Hawking will visit Stanford University, Ca to give a talk entitled 'Inflation: An Open and Shut Case'. The talk is open to all, and you can find out more about it here and here.

  • 3/14/98 - Stephen Hawking announces his new theory - that the universe began as an 'instanton', an exploding cocktail of space, time, matter and gravity. You can read an in-depth article about it in the Daily Telegraph.

  • 3/6/98 - Stephen Hawking presents a lecture for The White House Millennium Program in Washington, DC: 'Imagination and Change -- Science in the Next Millennium'. You can read about it here and view the lecture online here.

  • 8/19/97 - The BBC has kindly provided me with full synopses and airdates for Hawking's upcoming series, 'Stephen Hawking's Universe'.

  • 10/28/97 - Videotapes of 'Stephen Hawking's Universe' are now available to purchase - full details are here

  • 8/19/97 - The BBC has kindly provided me with full synopses and airdates for Hawking's upcoming series, 'Stephen Hawking's Universe'.

  • 7/17/97 - 'Stephen Hawking's Universe', the new BBC Series, comes to North America on PBS this October. Read the announcement and find out more on the series at the PBS Website. More info soon......

  • 3/20/97 - Professor Stephen Hawking Stays Connected To The World Through The Latest Intel Technology. In a meeting at Cambridge University with Intel Chairman Gordon Moore, renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking today demonstrated publicly for the first time his new wireless access to the Internet.

  • 1/6/97 - Professor Hawking Endorses US Robotics new x2 Technology. Professor Stephen Hawking uses modems to help him conduct research on the universe from the confines of his wheelchair. Hawking notes, "My body may be stuck in this chair, but with the Internet my mind can go to the ends of the universe." Find here also a VDO format copy of the commercial.

  • 11/21/96 - In a recent speech, Will Wyatt, the chief executive of the BBC, announced several new series being planned. These include "The Universe", a programme to be presented by Professor Hawking. More on this new series as it comes in.

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