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February 1999 (Volume 8, Number 2)

Centennial News: Hawking Confirmed as Centennial Speaker

Stephen Hawking, University of Cambridge, England - and a highly popular author and lecturer on general relativity, particularly the physics of black holes - has been confirmed as a featured speaker at the upcoming APS Centennial Meeting, in Atlanta, Georgia.

This year's recipient of the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, Hawking will give the Lilienfeld address on Wednesday, March 24 in Atlanta.

He was cited, "For boldness and creativity in gravitational physics, best illustrated by the prediction that black holes should emit black body radiation and evaporate, and for the special gift of making abstract ideas accessible and exciting to experts, generalists, and the public alike."

Hawking is the author of two bestselling books: A Brief History of Time (1988) and Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays (1997).

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Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette

February 1999 (Volume 8, Number 2)

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Centennial News: Hawking Confirmed as Centennial Speaker
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