Hawking coming to Canada

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28 Nov 2008 22:08 #20490 by Garm
Hawking coming to Canada
Nov 28, 2008
The Canadian Press


Canada's profile in the international physics community got a huge boost Thursday as reknowned \"superstar\" cosmologist Stephen Hawking accepted a research post at the country's \"crown jewel\" of theoretical physics study.

Hawking will hold the title of distinguished research chair at the prestigious Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo. The role will see him make regular visits to the southwestern Ontario city, beginning next summer.

\"The appointment marks a new phase in our recruitment that will see leading scientists from around the world establish a second research home at Perimeter Institute,\" said institute director Neil Turok. \"I am delighted that Stephen has agreed to accept the first of a projected 40 such visiting chairs.\"

Shelly Page, the president of the Canadian Association of Physicists, said it's an exciting development for the physics community and for the country as a whole to have such a great mind coming to Canada. \"He's one of the few recognized physics superstars.\"

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