The recycled universe is the main theme of BIR • Recycling International


BIR’s keynote speaker at its next convention and exhibition will be Lucy Hawking, daughter of renowned theoretical physicist Sir Stephen Hawking.

In her keynote, Lucy will examine the universal law of cosmic sustainability as discovered by her father: nothing is lost, only transformed. She will discuss her father’s life and work and how they worked together to write a series of universe children’s books that conclude that we are all formed from the recycled products of the stars.

The event runs from May 31 to June 2, and Hawking’s apparition will take place on the second day. She is an English journalist, novelist, educator and philanthropist whose main goal is to make science accessible and entertaining.
In addition to editing the text of his father’s final and posthumous book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, Hawking wrote the afterword and recorded the audio version for Audible and BBC Radio. She has also made documentaries for the BBC on the impact of technology on different aspects of human life. She is currently working on a podcast series on the future of the human race in space, a virtual reality experience based on black hole theory, and a new series of books for young readers.

In 2008, Hawking won the Sappio Award for Popularization of Science and in 2015, the UNSW Medal for Outstanding Science Communication. She is a regular judge for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge in Palo Alto, USA.

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