Online lectures in celebration of Stephen Hawking's birthday

Fri 08 Jan 2021 18:00 to 20:00
United Kingdom

Two online public outreach lectures about the science of our Universe on 8 January 2021 by Professor Sir Roger Penrose, recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics, and Professor Eiichiro Komatsu, Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Munich.

Sir Roger Penrose was one of Stephen Hawking’s earliest and most important collaborators, with whom he proved an all-encompassing theorem about how matter collapses to a singularity in both the Big Bang and Black Holes.

Professor Komatsu played a leading role in the NASA WMAP satellite project that mapped the whole cosmic microwave sky for the first time, revealing a blueprint of the primordial seeds that Stephen Hawking had helped predict.

Sir Roger and Eiichiro will take us on a journey through space and time, looking forward to new insights from future experiments.

After both lectures there will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask the speakers about the really big questions live! When the event concludes, questions will continue to be answered by a panel of young experts – postdoctoral fellows and PhD students – who will remain on the live stream to respond to points left from the lecture Q&A sessions.

The lectures will be live streamed on Cambridge University's YouTube and Facebook channels so pre-booking is not required – just visit either of the below links prior to the event.