Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hawking Steps Down From Cambridge Post

Stephen Hawking is stepping down from his post as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. And no, not because they asked him to.

Hawking, famous for his research on black holes and theoretical physics, steps down Wednesday but will continue to work for the university as before.

Tradition dictates that professors retire from the post the year they turn 67 and Hawking celebrated his 67th birthday in January.

So now there's an empty, prestigious position at Cambridge! :)


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