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Stephen Hawking: 'We should start seeking other planets'

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned the human race must colonise a new planet or face dying out.

The Cambridge scientist was in London previewing a science and arts festival festival in Norway next month.

He believes overpopulation and climate change are threatening human survival and the search for other planets to live on should start now.

I strongly believe we should start seeking alternative planets for possible habitation.

We are running out of space on Earth and we need to break through the technological limitations preventing us living elsewhere in the universe.

– Professor Stephen Hawking


Daughter of Stephen Hawking congratulates The Theory of Everything Oscar nominees

Stephen Hawking's daughter has congratulated the cast and crew of the biopic The Theory of Everything following a series of Oscar nominations.

Lucy Hawking also tweeted a picture of her and her brother in 1975 - calling them "the original" cast and crew.

The Theory of Everything tells the story of the Cambridge scientist and his wife Jane.

Eddie Redmayne nominated for Best Actor Oscar

Eddie Redmayne at the Golden Globe awards where he won Best Actor. Credit: PA wire.

Former Cambridge student Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of scientist Stephen Hawking.

The Theory of Everything is also nominated for Best Picture with Felicity Jones, who plays Hawking's wife, nominated as Best Actress.

The film, which was shot in locations across Cambridge, tells the story of the university's celebrated cosmologist.

Redmayne will go up against Benedict Cumberbatch in the Best Actor category. He is nominated for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game about the Bletchley Park codebreakers.

The movie is also up for Best Picture, with Keira Knightly nominated as Best Supporting Actress.

Redmayne's Hawking triumph boosts Oscar chances

Eddie Redmayne's Golden Globe triumph for his portrayal of Cambridge scientist Stephen Hawking has fuelled expectations that he will soon have a matching Oscar to go with it.

Eddie Redmayne studied at Trinity College, Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Academy Award nominations have not been issued yet, but Redmayne is already among the favourites to be named best actor.

His performance as Hawking has already picked up nominations for a Bafta and a Screen Actors Guild award.

He will be hoping to repeat US actor Matthew McConaughey's feat last year, when he won the Golden Globe for leading actor for Dallas Buyers Club and a month later walked off with the Oscar as well.

The same thing happened the year before, when Daniel Day-Lewis picked up both gongs for his performance in the title role of Lincoln.

Hawking film to premiere in London

A film about the renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking, gets its UK premiere in London this evening.

Professor Stephen Hawking Credit: PA Images

It Is set against the backdrop of Cambridge in the 1960s and stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

It Is about the the relationship between Hawking and his future wife, Jane Wilde. Many of the scenes were shot in Cambridge.

The film goes on general release next year.


No one expects the Cambridge mathematician: Hawking to appear at Python gig

Prof. Stephen Hawking Credit: PA

Cambridge Scientist Stephen Hawking is teaming up with Monty Python for their reunion shows.

The former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics will join John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones - at the start of their reunion gigs tomorrow.

Hawking will appear in the show, at London's O2, with Professor Brian Cox.

Hawking stag night meeting was just surreal

A Stag night out had an unexpected surprise guest - world famous scientist Stephen Hawking.

Bridegroom-to-be Chris Hallam describes the surreal moment when his gang of bananamen came face-to-face with the world's brightest boffin.

He said:

"He's the cleverest man on the planet with nine Bananamen who had a bit too much to drink probably. It's just out of this world, it's unreal."

Stag Night goes bananas over unexpected guest

Chris Hallam's stag do and special guest Credit: Chris Hallam

A Stag night out had an unexpected surprise guest - world famous scientist Stephen Hawking.

Chris Hallam from Norfolk was out for his stag night in Cambridge when he bumped into the academic.

So impressed with the Stag's Bananaman outfits the Brief History of Time author posed for a pic with the bridegroom to be.

Hawking: We will prove existence of multiple universes

5,500 galaxies seen through the Hubble telescope Credit: NASA

In a talk at the National Science Museum to mark the start of a new exhibition Prof Hawking also says the Large Hadron Collider may prove the existence of multiple universes.

Known as M-theory Hawking says multiple universes would occur naturally.

"These multiple universes can arise naturally from physical law. Each universe has many possible histories and many possible states at later times, that is, at times like the present, long after their creation.

Most of these states will be quite unlike the universe we observe, and quite unsuitable for the existence of any form of life. Only a very few would allow creatures like us to exist."

Ending his talk, he tells his audience: "So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and hold on to that child-like wonder about what makes the universe exist."

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