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. I am very much looking forward to travelling to Washington to meet this remarkable man and to receive the Medal of Freedom on behalf of myself, my family, my friends and my colleagues in science worldwide.Another recipient could not be found more worthy. Congratulations, Dr. Hawking, and continued blessings!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Being Stephen Hawking
One of the persons that I admire most is the physicist, Stephen Hawking. Tonight Dr. Hawking will receive the highest civilian award in the US, The Presidential Medal of Freedom. When he was informed that he would be presented with the award, he responded: