Plus advent calendar door #24: Stephen Hawking's 70th birthday


Martin Rees explaining the interconnectedness of the microworld and the cosmos

Sadly one of the greatest scientific icons of our time, Stephen Hawking, passed away this year. Plus was lucky enough to share an academic home with Hawking — the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge — so we were able to attend various celebrations of Hawking's life and work over the years.

One of our favourite was Hawking's 70th birthday symposium and conference. In this podcast, recorded at the symposium, we talk to Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, some of Hawking's former students, his graduate assistant, as well as members of the audience.

You can also read the collection of articles we published on Stephen Hawking's passing.

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