Hawking receives applause from the crowd after commenting during the dedication of an auditorium named after him at the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy on the Texas A&M campus on April 5, 2010.

Hawking receives applause from the crowd after commenting during the dedication of an auditorium named after him at the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy on the Texas A&M campus on April 5, 2010.

Hawking receives applause from the crowd after commenting during the dedication of an auditorium named after him at the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy on the Texas A&M campus on April 5, 2010.

Hawking (right) receives applause from the crowd after commenting during the dedication of an auditorium named after him at the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy on the Texas A&M campus on April 5, 2010.