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Hawking is retiring

  1. Oct 23, 2008 #1
    they I've never heard of Sir Joseph Larmor or Sir James Lighthill. I've heard of Airy, Stokes & Dirac though:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...e-as-Cambridges-Professor-of-Mathematics.html
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2008 #2

    JasonRox

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    Come to CANADA!
     
  4. Nov 1, 2008 #3
    What exactly is significant about the age of 67? Does someone want to enlighten me?
     
  5. Nov 1, 2008 #4

    mgb_phys

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    The normal UK retirement age is 65 but there was an age discrimination case brought against universities. The 67 is a compromise.

    You can't get snow tires for the wheelchair
     
  6. Nov 2, 2008 #5
    wow, and they say I'm callous.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2008 #6
    Well good on him....i suppose at his age he probably felt it was time to move on...i can't imagine anyone trying to push him out of the job...
     
  8. Nov 2, 2008 #7

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    Define "push". Legally, he has to retire but, if you read the article, he is remaining as Lucasian chair Emeritus.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2008 #8
    Of course he's remaining in the chair.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2008 #9
    Heh, good one.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2008 #10

    Gib Z

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    Where can I send in my Application? It didn't leave any details.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2008 #11

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  14. Nov 2, 2008 #13

    robphy

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    A job listing appeared on the PhysicsToday site last week
    http://careers.physicstoday.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3015627&job_events=1480

    FYI: Here are the past Lucasian Professors
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucasian_Professor_of_Mathematics
    http://www.lucasianchair.org/papers/brief.html

    From July... http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=714
    EDIT: (I see that this issue was already referenced in the quoted passage in the first post.)
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
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