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Announcing Stephen Hawking as the Keynote Speaker for the 110th Annual Dinner

Stephen Hawking is the Founder of the Centre of Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge; he held the prestigious post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s most brilliant theoretical physicists. Diagnosed with ALS in his early twenties and told he had only a few years to live, Hawking, now 72, is the longest survivor with this condition. Despite his disability, Hawking has travelled to every continent on the globe and currently has ambitions to go into space.

As the dinner fast approaches, we encourage all members and interested public to join us at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City for what promises to be an unforgettable evening.

Hawking’s career has been dedicated to understanding and explaining the universe – not only within an academic context but also to a wider, popular audience. His adult book A Brief History of Time has been a phenomenal bestseller worldwide and is now available in more than 30 languages. He has also co-written a trilogy of children’s books with his daughter Lucy, explaining his work in science as a series of adventure stories for young readers. His scientific genius combined with his courage and humanity have won him many honors. In 2009 he was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the USA’s highest civilian honor, by President Obama. He has also recently been awarded the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science. Hawking lives in Cambridge, UK.

In addition to the exciting keynote address by famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, this year’s ECAD includes a slate of awardees featuring Jeff Bezos and his Apollo F-1 Search & Recovery Expedition team, Walter Munk, Pat & Rosemarie Keough, Franklin Chang-Diaz, Maria Zuber, and Elon Musk. This year’s Annual Dinner is shaping up to be one of the best in the illustrious history of The Explorers Club!

To purchase tickets, simply visit the Annual Dinner event page here and click on “Purchase Tickets Online.”

Published by : EC Staff

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