• Question: If you had the chance to work with Stephen Hawkins to discover more black holes would you take the chance or not ?

    Asked by 639sptm42 to Guy on 2 Mar 2018.
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      Guy Rixon answered on 2 Mar 2018:

      Tricky question.

      Now, with about 13 years to retirement and me fully committed to the Plato project, I don’t think I’d switch. If I were younger, then yes, possibly.

      Bear in mind that Prof. Hawking is a theorist and doesn’t really do space-telescope projects. As an engineer, the scientists I work with are mainly observers.