Public Events at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology

Stephen Hawking public symposium

A public symposium marking the 75th birthday of Professor Stephen Hawking, was held on Sunday 2nd July 2017 at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge. The symposium featured an afternoon of public lectures from four very distinguished scientists and public speakers: Brian Cox, Gabriela González, Martin Rees, and Stephen Hawking himself.

Professor Gabriela Gonzalez

Professor Gabriela Gonzalez described the discovery of gravitational waves
(Picture credit: Sir Cam)

The event was filmed by Intel and live-streamed on Discovery Science's Facebook and YouTube pages:

www.facebook.com/yourdiscoveryscience

www.youtube.com/yourdiscoveryscience

Films of the individual talks can be found here:

Brian Cox: Our place in the Universe

Gabriela González: Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

Martin Rees: From Mars to the Multiverse

Stephen Hawking: My Life in Physics


The seventeenth edition of the annual International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology - COSMO 2013 - was held at the CTC in September 2013. As part of the conference, we held an afternoon of public talks by Andrew Liddle, Brian Cox and Stephen Hawking.


The State of the Universe

Professor Saul Perlmutter (Berkeley), 2011 Nobel Laureate, explains the Universe's expansion during 'The State of the Universe': Stephen Hawking's 70th Birthday Public Symposium.

Professor Saul Perlmutter (Berkeley), 2011 Nobel Laureate, explains the Universe's expansion during 'The State of the Universe': Stephen Hawking's 70th Birthday Public Symposium

On 8th January 2012, the CTC organised 'The State of the Univese'; a public symposium to celebrate Professor Hawking's 70th Birthday. Held at Lady Mitchell Hall on the University's Sidgwick Site, the symposium brought together four world famous scientists to give a series of popular science lectures.

Lord Rees, Professor Saul Perlmutter, Professor Kip Thorne and Professor Stephen Hawking spoke to a capacity crowd on topics ranging from black holes to the expanding Universe. Professor Hawking was not able to attend in person, due to ill health, but his speech, 'A Brief History of Mine', was read for him in absentia.

This symposium received worldwide print and media coverage, as well as an estimated 11,000 viewers live via an Intel Studio's streamed webcast.

To view the lectures, please click on the name of the speaker below:

Lord Rees

Professor Saul Perlmutter

Professor Kip Thorne

Professor Stephen Hawking

Currently, we have no further public lectures planned.