IN THE PRESS
Print and online media
Print and online media around the world covered Professor Hawking’s celebrations both in the run up to, and after, the symposium. Indeed, some 1700+ English language articles were released, and a further 2000+ foreign language articles were produced, as well as extensive television and radio coverage. Below is a selection of our favourites:-
The Independent: I owe it all to my father – Hawking marks milestone of 70th birthday
The Daily Telegraph: Prof Stephen Hawking too unwell to deliver own 70th birthday speech
The Washington Post:
The Wall Street Journal: Stephen Hawking Finds Women To Be The Greatest Mystery
Scientific American: Encounter at Dawn: Stephen Hawking, me, and an ATM
USA Today: Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease
China Daily: Hawking says 'look up at stars'
Der Spiegel: Popstar der Physik
There has also been press coverage of the new display at the Science Museum in London celebrating Professor Hawking’s remarkable achievements.
The Washington Post: London's Science Museum explore human side of famous space scientist Stephen Hawking
The Huffington Post: Stephen Hawking misses birthday party at Science Museum because of ill health
The Daily Mirror: Stephen Hawking misses second birthday party through ill health
Cambridge News: Professor Hawking's world open to all at new show
Associated Press: Hawking misses second birthday bash
The symposium received extensive broadcast coverage, with crews from BBC World News, NBC News, Agence France-Presse and Associated Press Television Network, syndicating feature pieces to over 250 outlets worldwide. Below are some links to video coverage of the celebrations:-
Channel 4 News: Stephen Hawking celebrates his 70th birthday
ITV Anglia: Stephen Hawking turns 70
Radio coverage included a five-part series broadcast on BBC Radio 4 entitled ‘Dear Professor Hawking’ in the week running up to his birthday. Radio 4 also gave the public the opportunity to ask Professor Hawking a question. This was followed up by an interview with Tom Feilden on the Today Programme. Radio coverage was featured across the UK via BBC local coverage. The celebrations were also covered by National Public Radio (NPR) and WINS-AM New York.
Return to the Home Page