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SCIENCE BRIEFING

Hawking to join research institute

November 29, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Internationally renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has been appointed to the post of distinguished research chairman at a quantum theory and cosmology institute founded by Research In Motion co-Chief Executive Mike Lazaridis.

Hawking, a professor at the University of Cambridge in England, will regularly be in residence at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, starting in the summer of 2009, the institute said in a statement.

The Perimeter Institute was founded by Lazaridis in 1999 and began research operations in 2001.

Waterloo-based RIM makes the BlackBerry smartphone.

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