Thursday, November 27, 2008

S. Hawking to Canada

Is this publicity or real research?

"Hawking Plans Research at Center Started by BlackBerry Founder"


Greg Quinn

November 27th, 2008

Stephen Hawking, a U.K. physics professor known for his work on black holes, plans to study at a Canadian center started by Research In Motion Ltd. co-Chief Executive Officer Mike Lazaridis.

Hawking will fill the first of 40 visiting research positions at the Waterloo, Ontario-based Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Lazaridis founded the center in 1999 in the city where the BlackBerry maker is based.

"The institute’s twin focus, on quantum theory and gravity, is very close to my heart and central to explaining the origin of the universe," Hawking said in a statement today.

Hawking is a mathematics professor at the University of Cambridge, and has spent his life studying gravity and black holes. The author of the bestseller "A Brief History of Time" will make regular visits to the institute in the next few years and build links with Cambridge.

Hawking--England or Canada...makes no difference

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