Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Stephen Hawking, miffed over science funding cuts, to move to Ontario, Canada?

According to Chris Wattie, in the National Post (July 15, 2008), Hawking is looking seriously at the offer to move to Canada after attacking the British government for cuts to scientific funding he has called "disastrous."
Dr. Stephen Hawking, the award-winning author of A Brief History of Time, is reportedly considering leaving Britain's Cambridge University, after almost 50 years of ground-breaking work there on theoretical physics, in favour of the Perimeter Institute, founded by the Canadian owners of high-tech firm Research in Motion Ltd.
Others deny it, and I'm calling it a hot weather story for now ... Anyway, send this out on your Blackberries ...

(Note: The image is from NASA.)