The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario has appointed Stephen Hawking its first Distinguished Research Chair. In a statement Hawking said, “The institute’s twin focus, on quantum theory and gravity, is very close to my heart and central to explaining the origin of the universe…I look forward to building a growing partnership between PI and our Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, at Cambridge. Our research endeavour is global, and by combining forces I believe we will reap rich rewards.” Hawking will visit the PI several times beginning this coming summer. The PI conducts research in the fields of cosmology, particle physics, quantum gravity and information, and superstring theory. Read more here.
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