Last year, I received a phone call from Paul Rudd, who challenged me to a game of Quantum Chess for a chance to speak at California Institute of Technology - Caltech. Due to a glitch - and constant help from future Keanu Reeves (not cool, Johnny Utah) - Paul won the game. He said that "quantum entanglement" was the key to his success. More like beginner's luck. Anyhow, a few weeks ago, I am...
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Stephen Hawking + Zoe Saldana: Quantum is Calling ft. Keanu Reeves, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Paul Rudd

Zoe Saldana enlists the help of Stephen Hawking to solve a quantum riddle in order to get Simon Pegg’s cat back. This follows Paul Rudd’s epic quantum chess ...

I was pleased to send a greeting to the Palestinian Master students attending the first Palestinian Advanced Physics School last year. The school was greatly appreciated by both the students and the lecturers.

I support the rights of scientists everywhere to freedom of movement, publication and collaboration. In this spirit, I would like to bring up a fundraising project aimed at raising...
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I am pleased to share a limited hard back edition of 'Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, 100 Years of General Relativity'. Designed by the incomparably talented and generous Ben of Glazier Design, the volume is silk bound, featuring a forward written by my good friend Eddie Redmayne, signed by him, and accompanied by two full sets of the Isle of Man stamps honoring the works of Albert...
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Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking - 100 Years of General Relativity - Isle of Man Post Office
‘Thank you for your brilliance and good humour’

Eddie Redmayne has written to Stephen Hawking to congratulate him on his 75th birthday today, also pointing out that their birthdays are 2 days and 40 years apart. So we would like to say a huge Happy Belated Birthday to our lovely friend Eddie, who did such a tremendous job of his portrayal of Stephen in the film The Theory of Everything Movie...
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It's been an extraordinary time to be alive and working in the field of cosmology. I'm happy if I've been able to make a contribution to our understanding of black holes and the origin of the universe. But it would be an empty universe indeed if it were not for my family and friends. So as I reach my 75th birthday, it's time for me to say thank you to all of you who have helped and supported...
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My collaborators Malcolm Perry, Andy Strominger and I are pleased to have published our follow up paper on the black hole information paradox to arXiv today. - SH

Superrotation Charge and Supertranslation Hair on Black Holes
The way humans live their lives has changed drastically over the course of the last few centuries. As our global civilization becomes more advanced, we must endeavor to maintain our mental and physical well being. Complications from chronic obesity is now the fourth largest cause of death among humans. I urge all of you to find ways to keep your bodies as active as your minds. - SH
I was recently honored to be presented with the Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement award by Prime Minister Theresa May, on an evening filled with courageous, compassionate people being recognized for their achievements. The following day I had the pleasure of visiting 10 Downing Street for the first time with a group of my fellow recipients. It really is true — 10 Downing Street is like the...
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Stephen Hawking wins Lifetime Achievement award at Pride of Britain Awards
Success in creating AI, could be the biggest event in the history of our civilisation.
It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes.

I was pleased to have the opportunity to speak about black holes at Imperial College London on Monday. Imperial College continues to be one of the world's leading centres for research in theoretical physics, string theory, cosmology, and quantum gravity. Over the years I...
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I am so happy to see such wonderful reviews of my new #PocketUniverse app and for this weekend only you will be able to download it at half price.
US: [ Link ] | UK: [ Link ]

(And for all of you who have asked, yes we are looking into creating an Android version.) - SH
I am happy to announce that the 2017 Starmus Festival ([ Link ] will be held in Trondheim, Norway. It has been my pleasure to attend and participate in this annual celebration of science where the public can meet prominent scientists, astronauts and artists, and share music, art, and ideas with each other. At STARMUS 3, I was honored to award the first Stephen Hawking Medal For...
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Through the Pocket Universe app, I hope to bring ‘A Brief History of Time’ to a whole new generation of people looking to find out how it all began. [ Link ] | [ Link ]
A visual imagination can be a powerful tool for a scientist, allowing fresh insights into nature. It is also helpful for explaining our ideas to the public – a vital skill for modern scientists. The Breakthrough Prize Junior Challenge is a great way for young people to test their scientific imagination and spread some of humanity’s most profound ideas. Good luck to all this year’s...
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Priscilla Chan and Ryan Chester Introduce the 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Breakthrough Prize co-founder Priscilla Chan and 2015 winner Ryan Chester introduce the 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge. Register for the Challenge at www...

I have spent the last five days in beautiful Copenhagen. Last night I presented my Carlsberg Foundation (Carlsbergfondet) Distinguished Lecture “Quantum Black Holes” in the DR Concert Hall in front of 1,800 spectators and 7,000 people in cinemas around Denmark. After my lecture I met Crown Princess Mary and was presented with a 133 year old Carlsberg beer.

Monday and Tuesday I participated in...
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Like me, more than 80% of people living with motor neurone disease will at some point experience communication difficulties. As a Patron of the MND Association I would like to ask you to take part in #SilenceSpeaks, a fundraising event which gives you the opportunity to experience and highlight the challenges people living with MND can face.

Your support will raise much needed funds for...
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Silence Speaks | MND Association
On the 1st of July 2016, The Isle of Man Post Office launched a set of six stamps featuring 100 years of Gravitational Theory. The stamps, created by Glazier Design in collaboration with The Stephen Hawking Foundation, feature Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and representations of Gravitational Waves, Hawking Radiation, Two Black Holes Colliding and a Black Hole.

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Like many scientists, I am deeply worried and upset about the impact the Brexit result will have on science in the UK. I would like to reassure all my scientific colleagues and students that we in the UK will continue to work together in a spirit of international collaboration. I have taught students and worked with scientists from all over the world and this is how science should progress -...
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Brexit big blow to UK science, say top British scientists