Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to choose to end their lives and those that help them should be free from prosecution. We don’t let animals suffer, so why humans?"
Interview with the BBC, www.bbc.com, Sep. 17, 2013
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to end-of-life issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to end-of-life.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director of Research, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, 2009-present
Fellow, Royal Society, 1974-present
Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2009
Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University, 1979-2009
Recipient, Fonseca Prize, 2008
Founder, Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, University of Cambridge, 2007
Recipient, Copley Medal, Royal Society, London, 2006
Honoree, Pius XI Gold Medal for Science from Pope Paul VI, 1975
Faculty member, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, 1968-1973
Professor, Gravitational Physics, University of Cambridge, 1977-present
Research Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, 1965-1969
Research Student, General Relativity, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University, 1962-1965