Stephen Hawking may Leave Britain, Settle in Canada
Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist whose work in quantum mechanics and black hole theory, amongst other things, is considering moving to Canada.
The news comes after Hawking lashed out at the British government for $160 million worth of cuts in science funding he thinks will cause 'enormous damage both to British science and to our international reputation'.
Dr. Hawking has received an offer from the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario (which received $600 million in funding).
The leading physicist Stephen Hawking is considering leaving Britain after almost 50 years at Cambridge University.
The 66-year-old scientist is looking at an offer to move to Canada after attacking the British government for carrying out "disastrous" cuts in science funding totalling $160 million.
Colleagues say he believes that government policy is making Britain the home of "dull science."
Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is a British theoretical physicist. Hawking is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He is known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes, and his popular works in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general. These include the runaway popular science bestseller A Brief History of Time, which stayed on the British Sunday Times bestseller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.