Public Lecture Information

Time: Monday, 24 August 2015, 7 PM

Venue: Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center, Nils Ericsons plan 4, Stockholm, Sweden
(See directions).

Tickets for the public lecture can be purchased at

Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of the modern age and a cultural icon admired by millions worldwide, will present the public lecture "Quantum Black Holes" at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. Carol L. Folt, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will provide opening remarks.

Hawking has dedicated his career to studying the basic laws that govern the universe. With Roger Penrose, he showed that Einstein's General Theory of Relativity implied space and time would begin with a singularity at the Big Bang and end in a singularity in the center of black holes.

This public lecture is presented in association with the Hawking Radiation Conference, held 24—29 August 2015, at AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm, Sweden.


The lecture is co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nordita, the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Physics at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, and the Julian Schwinger Foundation. Nordita is jointly hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nordita
Cambridge University Julian Schwinger Foundation

Media Contacts

U.S., Canada and U.K. media inquiries should be addressed to:
UNC Communications and Public Affairs contact: Thania Benios, +1 919 962-8596,
Scandinavian media inquiries should be addressed to:
Nordita contact: Elizabeth Yang, +46 8 5537 8473,

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