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".
More on the award here: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/dp/2009081102.
More on Hawking: www.hawking.org.uk