|A Conversation with Stephen Hawking |
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:00 PM
Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Professor Stephen Hawking's recent hospitalization, failing health and doctor's strict orders preclude his travel across the Atlantic Ocean to Houston. However, his exclusive lecture specifically for the Brilliant Lecture Series is being filmed in Cambridge, England and will be presented on March 26th 7pm at Jones Hall as scheduled. This once in a lifetime opportunity promises to reveal aspects of Professor Hawking's personal journey - his life, career and inspiration never shared before. Despite his fragile condition, Professor Hawking is grateful to his fans and the loyal patrons of the Brilliant Lecture Series for their understanding and says, "I cannot thank you enough for allowing me this opportunity to share my life's story and I hope to inspire all of you to find your brilliance."
For additional information, contact Brilliant Lecture Series at 713-974-1335 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at this historic event.
Too ill to travel, Hawking will appear in Houston by video
By Eric Berger | March 20, 2013 | Updated: March 20, 2013 10:07pm
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Stephen Hawking, a brilliant theoretical physicist and putatively the world's most famous living scientist, is too ill to travel to Houston from Britain for a public lecture.
Doctors would not allow trans-Atlantic travel for the 71-year-old, who has lived for half a century with a motor neuron disease.
"He is in frail condition, and his doctors have very specifically forbid him from traveling across the Atlantic Ocean," said Scott Brogan, the founding and executive director of the Brilliant Lecture Series, which organized the talk to be given Tuesday night at Jones Hall.
"He feels horrible about not being able to be here personally."
Brogan said ticket-holders were contacted Wednesday afternoon about the change in Hawking's condition. Although refunds are being offered to the sold-out lecture, Brogan is hopeful that the 2,900 who bought tickets will choose to attend because Hawking recorded a special video message for the city.
As late as last week the physicist had held out hope of traveling to Houston, but when his doctors issued a final decision, Brogan and filmmakers traveled to Cambridge to record a 70-minute video.