Public Events at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology

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.