On Einstein's birthday we mourn the passing of Stephen Hawking, an equally brilliant mind and inspiring human being. His ideas about black holes, spacetime and the Big Bang will live forever, only grow in importance, and permeate the universe.
—Robbert Dijkgraaf, IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor
In this image from the Institute's Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center, Stephen Hawking (second from left) is seen with attendees Herman Feshbach, Selma Lapedes, Alan S. Lapedes (Member in the School of Natural Sciences, 1979–1981), and Eugene Wigner at the Centennial Symposium to Celebrate the Achievements of Albert Einstein held at the Institute for Advanced Study in March 1979. Click through the gallery above to view more photos from the event.