UK: Hawking 'mulling over' Canadian invitationThe Telegraph. Last month the 66-year-old scientist accused the government of making "disastrous" £80 million (US$160 million) cuts to research funding.
Now he is said to be seriously considering an offer to join a fellow academic, who is leaving Cambridge University this autumn to head up a well-funded Canadian science institute. Professor Neil Turok, a leading authority on mathematical physics, said "the door is open" for Hawking to join him permanently at the Perimeter Institute in Ontario, which has received £300 million in funding.
The physicist decided to leave Cambridge after failing to persuade university authorities, research councils and sponsors to give £20 million to expand the university's Centre for Theoretical Cosmology - which he currently heads - into a fully-fledged Hawking Institute.
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