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Hawking Moving to Waterloo (Perimeter Institute)?

  1. Jul 16, 2008 #1

    George Jones

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    Very interesting George.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2008 #3

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    Now that's one way to put some serious pressure on your government!
     
  5. Jul 16, 2008 #4

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    But it's hardly like Hawking or the rest of DAMTP gets hit by the funding crisis.

    Anyway, I'll wait and see if Hawking really moves- from that newspaper article, all that was apparent was that he was going to visit Perimeter for a month. That said, he is 66, so presumably will be retiring soon anyway.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2008 #5

    I have never pictures Hawkings retiring, I watched a documentary a while back called master of the universe or something like that, and the man looked to driven by his work I really can't imagine him retiring until his condition deteriorates to a state where he can no longer work.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2008 #6

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    He doesn't even have to move ... but the PR damage was done when all the speculation began.

    Incidentally, I was only recently given an idea of how bad the problem is in the UK when I got an email from a big group at Cavendish, saying they haven't had a grant come through in ages.

    But based on your comment above, I wonder if Condensed Matter is not suffering more than other fields.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2008 #7

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    Interesting. Turok is headed there to assume position of executive director.

    Dr. Neil Turok Appointed Executive Director of Perimeter Institute
    http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/Ne...ted_Executive_Director_of_Perimeter_Institute

    So perhaps - Hawking would be enticed by Turok's move to PI.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2008 #8

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  10. Jul 16, 2008 #9
    Raymond Laflamme, who is the director of the institute for quantum computing in Waterloo, is also a former student of Stephen Hawking.... I can't imagine that Hawking would consider moving to Perimeter for the terrific weather.
     
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    I guess that this means that all physicists are now morally obliged to use a Blackberry while drinking our Carlsberg:wink:
     
  14. Nov 28, 2008 #13
    Ummm... what exactly would he do with his spare time? All he can really do anymore is think, and by the looks of it he really likes to do that.
     
  15. Nov 28, 2008 #14

    cristo

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    As in retiring from his job: the Lucasian chair. You have to retire from such positions. Anyway, this thread was started before he'd announced his retirement.
     
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