The renowned scientist, physicist, cosmologist and writer Stephen Hawking visited Tenerife last September on board of the P&O´s Oceana.
His attendance at the Starmus Festival, that took place at the end of September in Tenerife, motivated his nearly one month stay in the island.
Sir Stephen Hawking is considered one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein, his work on the origins and structure of the universe, the Big Bang to black holes, has revolutionized the field of cosmology. Moreover, his best-sellers “A Brief History of Time” (1988), “The Universe in a Nutshell” (2001) and “The Grand Design” (2010) have helped popularize science and make it accessible to everyone…..
The Starmus Festival is open to anyone who holds a passion for astronomy and space exploration: beginners, amateurs and professionals.
This unique event features presentations from Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Nobel Prize Winners and prominent figures from science, culture, the arts and music.
Stephen Hawking’s historic talk on “The Origin of the Universe”, that took place in Tenerife on the 23rd of September, revealed some significant recent discoveries about the origin of the Universe, which made public for the first time during this presentation.
During his stay in Tenerife, he had the opportunity to discover the outstanding weather conditions, the natural environment and visit the traditional villages of the island. He also visited the most modern astronomical research center in the North Hemisphere: the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.
Mr. Hawking departed from the island on October 7th on board Royal Caribbean´ s Independence of the Seas.