Monday, October 6, 2014

"Time is an illusion."

"Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion."-                       Stephen Hawking, physicist, author


       World renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of international best seller A Brief History of Time. Now at the age of 72, Hawking is Director of Research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Founder of the Center for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge (UK). Incredible, right? What's even more incredible is that in 1963 at the age of 21, Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (ALS or Lou Gehrigs Disease in the States) and given a mere two years to live. Yet despite facing  his greatest fears and an uncertain future he went on to Cambridge to become an extraordinary researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. From 1979 to 2009 Hawking held the post of Lucasian Professor at Cambridge, the same chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663.  Stephen Hawking holds over a dozen honorary degrees. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science and is highly regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein.
       Debuting November 7th in the  U.S, The Theory of Everything, with screenplay by Anthony Mc Carten (Death of a Superhero) examines the life of Hawking, the amazing genius Super Mind as well as an intimate glimpse of Hawking as the resilient, love struck school boy. The film is based on the memoir by Jane Wilde Hawking entitled "Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen" Starring talented, beautiful Brits Eddie Redmayne ("Les Misérables") Felicity Jones ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2") and directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) (Shadow Dancer) -The Theory of Everything opens in limited release.