Hawking (2nd left) attends the 2008 honorary degree procession at Cambridge University on June 23, 2008. The University’s Regent House approved the award of honorary doctorates to seven eminent persons from the worlds of religion, law, physics, industry, medicine, theater and music.

Hawking (2nd left) attends the 2008 honorary degree procession at Cambridge University on June 23, 2008. The University’s Regent House approved the award of honorary doctorates to seven eminent persons from the worlds of religion, law, physics, industry, medicine, theater and music.