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  Universe Partners - About Stephen Hawking
Professor Hawking is one of a few research scientists with broad public recognition.
He is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics -- the chair once held by Isaac Newton at Cambridge University.
Professor Hawking approaches science with his belief that we should all be engaged in the dialogue of humanity.
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 Sir George Biddell Airy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The tenth Lucasian professor, Airy had attended Trinity College Cambridge, graduating in 1823 as senior wrangler and winner of the Smith's Prize.
Professor William Whewell alerted Airy in 1826 that Turton was leaving the Lucasian Chair, suggesting strongly that he compete for it.
One of the benefits of the Lucasian professorship was membership on the Board of Longitude which paid 100 pounds, as long as four meetings were attended.
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 Royal Society | Our work | Spotlight on our scientists | Scientist profiles featured this month | Big Bang and infinity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He follows in the footsteps of Isaac Newton as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, where he is famous for his work on the concept of real time, and how it began with the Big Bang about ten billion years ago.
Professor Hawking has also made a significant contribution to society through his books and lectures, which are famous for raising broader public awareness and understanding of fundamental physics.
Professor Stephen Hawking was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974.
www.royalsoc.ac.uk /page.asp?id=1516   (412 words)

  
 Search Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Early Life and WorkNewton studied at Cambridge and was professor there from 1669 to 1701, succeeding his teacher Isaac Barrow as Lucasian professor of mathematics.
He was made warden of the mint in 1696 and master in 1699, being knighted in 1705 in recognition of his services at the mint as much as for his scientific accomplishments.
Newton, Sir Isaac -> Early Life and Work Newton studied at Cambridge and was professor there from 1669 to 1701, succeeding his teacher Isaac Barrow as Lucasian professor of mathematics.
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 Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Lucasian Professorship was the next chair to be endowed at Cambridge University, almost 125 years later, in 1663.
The Lucasian Chair is one of mathematics, the foundation of science and engineering, and therefore the chair has been a focus of many fields.
Lucasian professors have been classical scholars, theorists, physicists, computer scientists, astronomers, and fluid mechanists, with the field of mathematics providing the unifying basis for them all.
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 Millinneum Evening Guest Lecturer Stephen Hawking
The Lucasian chair was founded in 1663 and was also held by Sir Isaac Newton.
Professor Hawking is a best-selling author of A Brief History of Time which has been translated into 33 languages has sold 9 million copies worldwide.
Professor Hawking became a Commander of the British Empire in 1982 and was made a Companion of Honour by the Queen in 1989.
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 BBC News | SCI/TECH | Hawking extols joy of discovery
Britain's longest surviving motor neurone disease sufferer, Professor Hawking was given little more than two years to live after being diagnosed with the crippling muscle-wasting condition at the age of 22.
Professor Hawking is recovering from a broken hip.
Professor Hawking was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he remained for five days.
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 Lucasian Professor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The incumbent of the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics, the Lucasian Professor is the holder of a mathematical professorship at Cambridge University.
The current Lucasian Professor of Mathematics is renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.
This episode is set around the year 2395, in a hypothetical future created by the entity Q.
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 Natural Sciences Tripos: Preparing for the first year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Third Cavendish Professor: Nobel Prize, 1906 for conduction of electricity by gases; Founder of Cambridge School of atomic physics.
Fourth Cavendish Professor: Nobel Prize, 1908 for disintegration of the elements and the chemistry of radioactive substances.
Professor of Radio Astronomy; Nobel Prize, 1974 for the discovery of pulsars.
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 Lighthill
In 1969 Paul Dirac retired as Lucasian professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and Lighthill was appointed to succeed him.
Lighthill held the Lucasian chair for 10 years and was proud to hold the chair once held by Newton.
as Lucasian Professor, he was fully seized both of the laws of mechanics and of his duty to society not to waste energy, the latter compelling him to desist from applying the brake on any downhill section of road.
www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Mathematicians/Lighthill.html   (1855 words)

  
 Search Results for Lucasian
He was appointed Lucasian professor of mathematics in 1820 but this chair provided such a small income that he was happy to resign in 1822 so that he might accept the better paid position as Plumian professor of astronomy and experimental philosophy.
Dirac was appointed Lucasian professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge in 1932, a post he held for 37 years.
In 1849 Stokes was appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge.
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 lucasian professor - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
In the last episode of the television series, the android Data (one of the main characters on the show) holds the Lucasian Chair.
This episode is set around the year 2395.
A Brief History of The Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics at Cambridge University
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 BBC News | SCI/TECH | Hawking celebrates own brief history
Professor Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the UK university, a post once held by Sir Isaac Newton, and, as a cosmologist, studies the basic laws governing the Universe.
Professor Hawking explains on his own website that one of his achievements has been to show, together with Sir Roger Penrose, that Einstein's General Theory of Relativity implies space and time have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in fl holes.
Diagnosed with motor neurone disease in his early twenties, Professor Hawking uses a speech synthesiser running on a portable computer designed for him by Intel to speak and give lectures.
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 BSHM: Gazetteer -- C
The Lucasian professorship is the oldest mathematical chair at Cambridge, founded by Henry Lucas in 1663.
He returned in 1659 and was appointed professor of Greek in 1660, then Gresham professor (in London) in 1662-1664 and first Lucasian professor in 1664 until 1669.
He was a candidate for the Lucasian Chair in 1760, losing to Waring, and then devoted himself to the bar, becoming Attorney-General of Canada and a Cursitor-Baron of the Exchequer.
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Professor Hawking drew on his deep understanding of the laws of science and their effect on human life and led a discussion on how scientific and technological advancements will shape and be shaped by human knowledge.
In 1687 Isaac Newton, the second Lucasian professor at Cambridge, published his theory of gravity and in 1864 Clerk Maxwell, another Cambridge man, discovered the equations that govern electricity and magnetism.
PROFESSOR HAWKING: The most exciting discovery will probably be something we don't expect -- that is, such surprising discoveries that have led to the great revolutions in the past.
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 IMG Speakers -Speakers Bureau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After leaving the Institute of Astronomy in 1973, Professor Hawking came to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and since 1979, has held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a chair founded in 1663 and once held by Sir Isaac Newton.
Professor Hawking's work has centered on the basic laws which govern the universe.
Professor Stephen Hawking's views of our universe provide a powerfully illuminating check on our earthly lives and will dazzle your audience.
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 Centre for Mathematical Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Later Lucasian Professors have included Paul Dirac, who predicted the existence of antimatter, and the present Professor, Stephen Hawking.
For example, there is work on blood flow and the artificial ventilation of premature babies, on the prediction of weather and floods, and on the properties of polymers, ceramics and powders.
Professors can then be appointed to lead research and teaching and build capacity in each field.
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 Professor Stephen Hawking Stays Connected To The World Through The Latest Intel Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Professor Hawking can now connect to the Internet from almost anywhere in the world using a wireless GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) connection and a notebook computer specially modified for Hawking by Intel engineers and powered by an Intel Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology.
Professor Hawking is known worldwide for capturing the popular imagination more than any other scientist since Albert Einstein.
Professor Hawking is perhaps best known for his discovery in 1974 that fl holes emit radiation.
www.intel.com /pressroom/archive/releases/CN032097.HTM   (398 words)

  
 Asymptopia, Newsletter of Cambridge University Centre for Mathematical Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Paul Dirac was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in Cambridge from 1932 to 1969 and is numbered alongside Newton, Maxwell, Einstein and Rutherford, as one of the greatest physicists of all time.
Dirac's enormous contributions to it were acknowledged by his election to the Royal Society in 1930 and to the Lucasian Professorship in 1932, and by the award of the Nobel Prize for Physics for 1933, which he shared with Schrödinger.
The significance of this and much of his other work, such as his approach to constraints in classical mechanics, has grown with the years, and his influence is now as great as ever.
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 Stephen Hawking T-Shirt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University in England (a position once held by Sir Isaac Newton) he has expanded our understanding of the beginnings of the universe.
Professor Hawking, undeterred by his 20 year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease, has seen his popular works translated to movies, videos and CD-ROM.
Cotton Expressions is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this shirt to Cambridge University in Professor Hawking's name.
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 Isaac Newton/The first 15 years as Lucasian professor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The most probable explanation of the reason why Newton wished to be excused from these payments is to be found in the fact that, as he was not in holy orders, his fellowship at Trinity College would lapse in the autumn of 1675.
It is true that the loss to his income which this would have caused was obviated by a patent from the crown in April 1675, allowing him as Lucasian professor to retain his fellowship without the obligation of taking holy orders.
It uses material from the wikipedia article Isaac Newton/The first 15 years as Lucasian professor.
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 Encyclopedia: Lucasian-professor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A professor is a senior teacher, lecturer and researcher, usually in a college or university.
Hawking as himself on Star Trek TNG Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS (born January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England) is one of the worlds leading theoretical physicists.
Johnathan John Colson was a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University.
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 Post-Newtonian Mathematics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He was a founding member of the Analytical Society and played a significant role in overturning the use of Newton's notation.[29] Another Lucasian Professor and second founding member of the Analytical Society, Charles Babbage (1792-1871) wrote papers comparing the d-ism of Leibniz and the dot-age of Newton.
The Lucasian Legacy: The Lucasian Professorship of Mathematicsat Cambridge University 1663-1993 Ph.D. diss.
The Lucasian Legacy: The Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics at Cambridge University 1663-1993 Ph.D. diss.
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 newton
Newton became Lucasian professor of mathematics in 1669, lecturing primarily on optics.
Newton was due to lose his position of Lucasian professor in 1675, as he had not met the religious requirements of the post.
Eminent friends such as John Locke were uneasy that Newton should be so poorly recognized and forced to subsist on the meager compensation of a professor and fellow.
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 Airy
Woodhouse, who had left the Lucasian chair in 1822 to become Plumian Professor of Astronomy, was one of Airy's examiners for the Smith's prize, the other being Thomas Turton who had succeeded Woodhouse to the Lucasian chair.
In 1828 Peacock informed Airy that Woodhouse, the Plumian Professor of Astronomy, had not long to live and advised him to seek this chair.
Airy was appointed Plumian Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge and Director of the Cambridge Observatory.
www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk /history/Mathematicians/Airy.html   (2263 words)

  
 Lucasian professor -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The incumbent of the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics, the Lucasian professor is the holder of a (Click link for more info and facts about mathematical) mathematical (Someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university) professorship at (A university in England) Cambridge University.
Lucas, in his (A legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die) will, bequeathed his library of 4,000 volumes to the University and left instruction for the purchase of land whose yielding would provide £100 a year for the founding of a professorship.
In the last episode of the television series (Click link for more info and facts about Star Trek: The Next Generation) Star Trek: The Next Generation, the android (A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn) Data (one of the main characters on the show) holds the Lucasian Chair.
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