The Theory of Everything
"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special." - Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking was indeed a very special advanced breed of monkey. A month after we said goodbye to one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th Century, Dr. Matthew Baring will give a talk about his work, followed by a special screening of the movie "The Theory of Everything".
He will be missed by many but his impact on science and scientific outreach will continue on.
The Gravity of it All: the Legacy of Einstein and Hawking
Professor of theoretical physics - Rice University
General relativity is one of the most compelling theories of physics ever conceived. Einstein's predictions have been vindicated in so many ways. I will summarize key elements of these, connecting to black hole and neutron star astrophysics, and highlight some of Hawking's contributions to the field of gravity.