Obama honours Stephen Hawking

President Barack Obama has awarded Professor Stephen Hawking the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's top civilian honour, at a ceremony held in the White House today. Hawking, Cambridge University's Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, commented, "I am delighted and honoured to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It is a great privilege to be awarded the Medal, especially by President Obama, whom I admire deeply".


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  • Howard PRO 6y

    An excellent candid and a well-deserved honour.
  • William Davis 6y

    Watched it on the telly a while ago!

    Stunning portrair as usual, Sir.
  • Ghosia Ahmed 6y

    Congratulations to Prof Hawking - He's such an inspirational character.
  • kakeyzz---- 6y

    congratulation Stephen Hawking...great shot thanks for sharing have a great days..!!!
  • green little monster 6y

    great momentum.....the right one
  • gold bmw 6y

    Fantastic achievement for such a great man!
    I'm still here Sir - going to Ireland on the 21st. Managed to sort out my internet problems of yesterday :-)
  • shaari. PRO 6y

    great portrait of a great man :-)
  • mitumo PRO 6y

    he is an amazing scientist and you are a lucky man to get a picture of him!
  • ggabor 6y

    indeed...we all need to be reminded of the power of the human spirit
  • Matt Paley PRO 6y

    Just don't let him near a potential Dalek
  • Texas Finn PRO 6y

    Another excellent tribute, my friend.
  • Graham Skingley LRPS PRO 6y

    An excellent portrait of this outstanding man.
  • Maria Yu 6y

    this is historical! great work!
  • SLEEKY2007 6y

    another fantastic portrait, sir
  • The Scalpel Master Photography 6y

    a living legend! :)
  • NasB 6y

    Awesome personality!
    Great accolade.
  • helen sotiriadis PRO 6y

    another one! wonderful!
  • Dave PRO 6y

    A well deserved honour.
  • iC/YingPoetry (OFF/R.I.P.J.) 4y

    .ground-breaking, tailor-cut stem cell technology is at our hands…
  • Truth in science 1y

    Because there is a law of cause and effect, the universe can't and won't create itself from nothing.
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