Physicist Stephen Hawking accepts post at Waterloo institute - Canada

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lildreamer

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<p>taken from the Toronto Star - aheemmm...way to go Canada...(sticking chest out with some pride)</p><p>just a simple FYI.....&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="text-transform:uppercase">&nbsp;http://www.thestar.com/sciencetech/article/544641</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="text-transform:uppercase">THE CANADIAN PRESS</span></p><p>WATERLOO, Ont. &ndash; Canada's profile in the international physics community got a huge boost today as renowned "superstar" cosmologist Stephen Hawking accepted a research post at the country's "crown jewel" of theoretical physics study.</p><p>Hawking will hold the title of distinguished research chair at the prestigious Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. The role will see him make regular visits to the southwestern Ontario city, beginning next summer.</p><p>"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.</p><p>"I am delighted that Stephen has agreed to accept the first of a projected 40 such visiting chairs."</p><p>Shelley 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.</p><p>"He's one of the few sort of recognized physics superstars," Page said.</p><p>"Stephen Hawking is probably one of the most famous contemporary theoretical physicists. He's sort of a household name, which is a feat in and of itself in such an abstract and theoretical discipline."</p><p>Having someone like Hawking associated with the Perimeter Institute, which Page called the "crown jewel in our theoretical physics resource portfolio," will serve to increase Canada's standing in the global physics community.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><font size="2">Definately cool.&nbsp; In this age of communication, location isn't vital for this field but it's still cool for Canada and the Perimeter Institute.</font></p>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Definately cool.&nbsp; In this age of communication, location isn't vital for this field but it's still cool for Canada and the Perimeter Institute. <br />Posted by SHU</DIV><br /><br />Sure - telecommuniting is a alive an well - but IRC in another Toronto Star article he seems a little disenchanted with&nbsp;the&nbsp;UK/Government/Science &nbsp;&nbsp;and is willing to relocate.&nbsp; </p><p>Still Canada small as we are does contribute to the Scientific community at the cutting edge of Genetic and Space Research in big ways....when I have more free time I'll look them up....but there a plenty....</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>taken from the Toronto Star - aheemmm...way to go Canada...(sticking chest out with some pride)just a simple FYI.....&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;http://www.thestar.com/sciencetech/article/544641THE CANADIAN PRESSWATERLOO, Ont. &ndash; Canada's profile in the international physics community got a huge boost today as renowned "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. 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."Shelley 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 sort of recognized physics superstars," Page said."Stephen Hawking is probably one of the most famous contemporary theoretical physicists. He's sort of a household name, which is a feat in and of itself in such an abstract and theoretical discipline."Having someone like Hawking associated with the Perimeter Institute, which Page called the "crown jewel in our theoretical physics resource portfolio," will serve to increase Canada's standing in the global physics community. <br />Posted by lildreamer</DIV></p><p>Looks like Pinky's got a new partner :)</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Sure - telecommuniting is a alive an well - but IRC in another Toronto Star article he seems a little disenchanted with&nbsp;the&nbsp;UK/Government/Science &nbsp;&nbsp;and is willing to relocate.&nbsp; Still Canada small as we are does contribute to the Scientific community at the cutting edge of Genetic and Space Research in big ways....when I have more free time I'll look them up....but there a plenty.... <br />Posted by lildreamer</DIV></p><p>It is a bit difficult to tell, but from the various articles it appears that Hawking's position at the Perimeter Institute is a&nbsp; visiting position, and he is not relocating.&nbsp; He is leaving the Lucasian chair, becoming the emeritus Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge, as required at age 67.&nbsp; It is not unusual for someone like Hawking to hold more than one appointment at a time.&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gjlOQw9yQBuZ2uVQkmaCn2G1UJtg</p><p>http://www.physorg.com/news147014124.html</p><p>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/3248858/Stephen-Hawking-to-retire-as-Cambridges-Professor-of-Mathematics.html</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>It is a bit difficult to tell, but from the various articles it appears that Hawking's positi0n at the Perimeter Institute is a&nbsp; visiting position, and he is not relocating.&nbsp; He is leaving the Lucasian chair, becoming the emeritus Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge, as required at age 67.&nbsp; It is not unusual for someone like Hawking to hold more than one appointment at a time.&nbsp; &nbsp;http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gjlOQw9yQBuZ2uVQkmaCn2G1UJtghttp://www.physorg.com/news147014124.htmlhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/3248858/Stephen-Hawking-to-retire-as-Cambridges-Professor-of-Mathematics.html <br />Posted by DrRocket</DIV><br /><br />(I"M REALLY BEGINING TO HATE THIS BOARD _ WHEN EVERY OTHER TIME I POST MY EDITING AND POSTS ARE WIPED OUT)now with that said...(I hate PLUCK...) sorry still venting....</p><p>hmmm....</p><p>ok </p><p>Thankyou DrRocket for those extra links - it always helps to have more information from different sources.</p><p>I was basing my statement only from one source - which is foolish of me because I read more into his statement than I should have </p><p>http://www.thestar.com/article/545124</p><p>taken out of context.....</p><p>Turok said they did not formally start the process of creating a position for Hawking until after Turok moved to Waterloo seven weeks ago. Hawking has speculated for years about possibly leaving Britain after 46 years of service at the University of Cambridge. </p><p>He has openly criticized the British government for its lack of funding in areas of theoretical physics. Turok said funding cuts in Britain are not the main reason for Hawking's move......</p><p>so I stand corrected with the other articles you have provided - Thankyou....<img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-smile.gif" border="0" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>(I"M REALLY BEGINING TO HATE THIS BOARD _ WHEN EVERY OTHER TIME I POST MY EDITING AND POSTS ARE WIPED OUT)now with that said...(I hate PLUCK...) <br /> Posted by lildreamer</DIV></p><p>Yeah I know what you mean. Mines has some wierd glitch that makes firefox shutdown whenever I try to post. Its wierd because it will only shut down once per day and the next time it will work fine. I can only reccomend you copy your edits before hit submit. </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <div>________________________________________ <br /></div><div><ul><li><font color="#008000"><em>your move...</em></font></li></ul></div> </div>
 
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