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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:-

Professor Hawking’s interview with New Scientist: Stephen Hawking at 70: exclusive interview
Business Weekly: Intel backs Cambridge’s Stephen Hawking tribute
The Guardian:


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

BBC News: Unwell Hawking misses 70th birthday celebrations


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'

China Post: Hawking defies the disease that crippled him with 70th birthday

Liberation: Hawking absent d'une conférence pour ses 70 ans, pour raisons de santé

El Mundo: Stephen Hawking, enfermo, se pierde su 'fiesta' de cumpleaños

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 Mail: A brief history of... Stephen Hawking: New exhibition opens to celebrate the life of the world famous physicist

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

BBC News: In pictures: Science Museum's Professor Stephen Hawking exhibition opens

Metro: Stephen Hawking to be subject of Science Museum exhibition


Broadcast media

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

BBC News: Stephen Hawking misses 70th birthday celebrations

Sky News: Hawking Forced To Miss 70th Birthday Event

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.




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