# 'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

Created: | 2012-03-12 16:12 |
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Institution: | Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics |

Description: | 'The State of the Universe' scientific conference and the public symposium were held in Cambridge UK, to celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Stephen Hawking. The conference was hosted by the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (DAMTP) at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in the University of Cambridge. We were very pleased to be able to hold this remarkable event for Professor Hawking, whose courage, insight and vision continues to have such an impact on the way we all understand fundamental physics at the extremes in black holes and the Big Bang. A major goal of the event was to review the current status of the fields of black holes, cosmology and fundamental physics; the 27 invited speakers are all world leaders in these fields. |

# Media items

This collection contains 27 media items.

### Media items

#### Alan Guth. Eternal Inflation and Its Implications.

Alan Guth.

Eternal Inflation and Its Implications

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Tue 20 Mar 2012

#### Alexander Vilenkin. Did the universe have a beginning?

Alexander Vilenkin.

Did the universe have a beginning?

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Andrei Linde. Inflation in supergravity and string theory

Andrei Linde.

Inflation in supergravity and string theory

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Andrew Strominger. Microscopic Realization of the dS/CFT Correspondence

Andrew Strominger.

Microscopic Realization of the dS/CFT Correspondence

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Bruce Allen. The Einstein@Home search for gravitational waves and neutron stars

Bruce Allen.

The Einstein@Home search for gravitational waves and neutron stars

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Daniel Eisenstein. Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound

Daniel Eisenstein.

Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### David Spergel. The State of the Universe: 380,000 Years After the Big Bang

David Spergel.

The State of the Universe: 380,000 Years After the Big Bang

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Frank Wilczek. Time Crystals

Frank Wilczek.

Time Crystals

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Gary Gibbons. Conformal Symmetry and Scaling Limits of Black Holes

Gary Gibbons.

Conformal Symmetry and Scaling Limits of Black Holes

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Gary Horowitz. Instability of Anti-de Sitter

Gary Horowitz.

Instability of Anti-de Sitter

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Harvey Reall. Black holes and extra dimensions

Harvey Reall.

Black holes and extra dimensions

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Hermann Nicolai. Consistent Kaluza Klein universes from maximal supergravity

Hermann Nicolai.

Consistent Kaluza Klein universes from maximal supergravity

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### James Hartle. The State of the No Boundary Wave Function

James Hartle.

The State of the No Boundary Wave Function

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### James Sparks. The Nuts and Bolts of AdS/CFT

James Sparks.

The Nuts and Bolts of AdS/CFT

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Juan Maldacena. The constraining power of higher spin symmetry

Juan Maldacena.

The constraining power of higher spin symmetry

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Kip Thorne. Black Holes: A New Golden Age

Kip Thorne. Black Holes: A New Golden Age

with introduction by Dr Nathan Myhrvold - CEO, Intellectual Ventures

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Lord Rees. From planets to universes

Lord Rees. From planets to universes.

Introductory remarks: Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz - Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Luis Lehner. Black holes & membranes: observables & surprises?

Luis Lehner.

Black holes & membranes: observables & surprises?

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Michael Green. Scattering Amplitudes in String and Field Theory

Michael Green.

Scattering Amplitudes in String and Field Theory

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012

#### Neil Turok. The Big Crunch/Big Bang Transition

Neil Turok.

The Big Crunch/Big Bang Transition

**Collection**:
'The State of the Universe' - Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Conference/Symposium

**Institution**:
Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

**Created**:
Wed 21 Mar 2012