A tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) featuring Professor Andres Greentree (RMIT Department of Physics) in conversation with Dr John Lenarcic (RMIT School of Business IT and Logistics)
To the average citizen, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) was the smartest person in the world, the Einstein of his generation.
His best-selling book "A Brief History of Time" (1988) became the classic unread volume on many a thinking person's shelf. Just having it in one's possession made it seem that Great Knowledge could pass into you though osmosis.
Apart from being a visionary in his own discipline, Hawking the Academic was also a beacon of inspiration to all of us who dare to stand at the front of a lecture theatre or fumble through what constitutes research in our minds.
Aristotle famously said that you are what you repeatedly do. How can the legacy of Stephen Hawking make us better teachers or researchers? You are cordially to an informal tribute to Stephen Hawking featuring Professor Andrew Greentree (RMIT Department of Physics) in conversation with Dr John Lenarcic (RMIT School of Business IT and Logistics).
Hawking had a well-defined sense of humour so expect this wander through his achievements to be light-hearted as well as intellectual.
Presenter: Dr John Lenarcic, Professor Andrew Greentree