03/14/2012 07:00:00

Cooking for Stephen Hawking

Famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has visited Caltech almost every year since 1992, usually spending about a month on campus. And since 2000, it's been a tradition for Caltech students to cook an Indian feast for Hawking, who's the director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge.

After hours of chopping, stirring, and sautéing, the students brought the food to Chandler Café, where they welcomed Hawking for dinner last Thursday. Afterward, the iconic scientist signed a few books, posed for pictures, and mingled with students.

Watch an audio slideshow of the event here.

Written by Marcus Woo