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Published on Jun 18, 2010
Ahead of TVO's exclusive broadcast of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario on Sunday, June 20th, we examine Stephen Hawking's contribution to our understanding of the universe.
Janna Levin is a professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College.
Lawrence Krauss is foundation professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.
Neil Turok is the Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and co-author of Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang. He has worked in a number of areas of theoretical physics and cosmology, focusing on developing fundamental theories and new observational tests. With Stephen Hawking, he developed the Hawking-Turok instanton solutions describing the birth of inflationary universes, and with Paul Steinhardt developed a cyclic theory of the universe. For more on Neil Turok click here.
Raymond Laflamme is the Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, and an Associate Faculty member at Perimeter Institute. Amongst his most important theoretical results was inventing, with Emmanuel Knill and Gerard Milburn, a radically new approach to Quantum computing using linear optics.
Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist and faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Marcelo Gleiser is a professor of Natural History at Dartmouth College.