Renowned Prof. Stephen Hawking to visit Hebrew University

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Jerusalem, November 29, 2006 - World famous British scientist Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University and best-selling author of "A Brief History of Time" and "The Universe in a Nutshell", will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories on 7-15 December 2006. 

During the visit, sponsored by the British government, Professor Hawking will give a lecture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and meet with fellow scientists and academics. The lecture, entitled "The Origin of the Universe", will be held on Thursday 14th December.

Professor Hawking will also give a lecture at Birzeit University in Ramallah and speak to Palestinian science students from all over the Occupied Territories through a video conference seminar organized by the British Council in East Jerusalem.

Professor Hawking embodies the UK’s scientific excellence and his visit will promote Britain as the international partner of choice in science and technology collaboration.

Speaking from his Cambridge office, Professor Hawking said: "I am looking forward to coming out to Israel and the Palestinian territories and excited about meeting both Israeli and Palestinian scientists."

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