|MAYOR'S OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABIILTIES|
INVITES HOUSTONIANS TO BRILLIANT LECTURE SERIES
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking
will speak on his life’s journey and living with a physical disability
Stephen Hawking, Brilliant Lecture Series Speaker
James Rodriguez, Houston City Council, District I
Brilliant Lecture Series – Talk by Stephen Hawking
Mayor Annise Parker’s Proclamation of “Stephen Hawking Day,”
to be presented by Houston City Council member James Rodriguez
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77002
Brilliant Lecture Series
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Science Teachers Association of Texas
Tickets - $35-250.
For tickets and accommodations, call 713-974-1334
or visit www.brilliantlectures.org
The City of Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is pleased to join community partners as a co-sponsor of the Brilliant Lecture Series, which will feature a talk by world renowned British physicist, cosmologist and Medal of Freedom winner Professor Stephen Hawking, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 7:00 p.m., at Jones Hall. Regarded as the most brilliant physicist since Albert Einstein, Hawking will speak for the first time in North America on his life's journey and living with a physical disability. Houston City Council member James Rodriguez will present a proclamation by Mayor Annise Parker celebrating "Stephen Hawking Day."
Hawking is Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge. From 1979 to 2009, he held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, the chair held by Sir Isaac Newton in 1663. His publications include A Brief History of Time, an international bestseller, A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe and The Universe in a Nutshell. In 1963, Hawking contracted a motor neuron disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees and was named Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Science.
MOPD is conducting promotional outreach to persons with disabilities and the general public to encourage attendance. MOPD is also providing support for the production of a video of Hawking’s lecture and its distribution to 75,000 school children and area libraries.
The Brilliant Lecture Series is a nonprofit organization that works to provide transformational experiences and a forum for generating new ideas through lectures, direct in-school programs and cross-cultural opportunities. Its mission is to educate, inspire and increase public awareness within communities by providing a forum for interaction with national and international leaders, role models, philanthropists, artists, humanitarians and other prominent members of society. For more information about Brilliant Lecture Series, call 713-974-1335 or visit www.brilliantlectures.org.
For information about MOPD, a division of the Department of Neighborhoods, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/disabilities