Lucy Hawking Receives UNSW Honours

27th April 2015

Lucy and her father, Professor Stephen Hawking, were awarded the 2015 UNSW Medal for Science Communication, in an unforgettable ceremony at The Sydney Opera House, this weekend. Professor Hawking wowed audiences by beaming in from Cambridge via hologram technology thanks to a partnership with Cisco and UNSW’s Big Questions Institute.

Professor Crossley congratulated Lucy Hawking on being a great communicator of science who initiated the ‘George’ series of children’s books, co-written with her father, that have sold in territories all over the world.

“Educating and inspiring the next generation of scientists is one of the most important things we can do. Just as Lucy has been inspired by her father Stephen, I hope the books they have written together continue to inspire generations to come,” Professor Crossley said.

Lucy Hawking said it was a very great honour to receive the UNSW medal and to share it with her father.

“We both passionately believe in the importance of communicating science to the widest audience possible and the youngest audience possible. This is a lovely piece of recognition of the work we have done.”

The annual UNSW Medal for Science Communication was established in 2014 by Professor Crossley to honour individuals who have shared their knowledge and scientific insights with a broad audience – informing, inspiring and engaging the public on scientific topics and issues.

Related Books

George and the Big Bang

George and the Big Bang

Doubleday (UK), Simon & Schuster (US), 2011
George's Secret Key to the Universe

George's Secret Key to the Universe

Doubleday (UK), Simon & Schuster (US), 2007