On Wednesday 16th of December 2015, the renowned British cosmologist Stephen Hawking launched an award for science communication that will bear his name. It will be awarded to those who help promote science to the public through media such as cinema, music, writing and art.
The Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication will be presented at the third Starmus festival, a project which brings together music and art with the world’s most influential figures in astronomy.
“People worldwide display an incredible appetite of scientific information… The public want to know, they want to understand.” The first medals will be awarded next summer in three different categories: the scientific, artistic and film communities. “Science communicators put science right at the heart of daily life. Bringing science to the people brings the people to science. This matters to me, to you, to the world.”
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