Fix of quantum physics

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 June, 2006, 12:00am

If you were thinking about seeing renowned physicist Stephen Hawking speak next week at the University of Science and Technology, you're pretty much out of luck unless you've found a way to warp space and go back in time. The Cambridge professor, who achieved fame with his book A Brief History Of Time, is scheduled to deliver a lecture for the Institute for Advanced Study on 'The Origin of the Universe' next Thursday at the university's Clearwater Bay campus.

About 1,300 tickets were reserved for local university staff and students, with the remaining 500 open to members of the public who could apply for them through a lottery system. The applications were available from the university's website and the May 27 deadline is obviously way past. However, if you were smart enough to apply in advance, you find out today whether you're one of the lucky ones.

The lecture will be broadcast live on the TVB Pay Vision News Channel and Cable TV's Live News Channel if you really need your fix of theoretical cosmology and quantum physics.