If it would be so simple make contributions to humanity, I would have expected the Nobel Prizes to be flooding into Saudi Arabia and Dubai by now. It's pathetic that Hawking is boycotting the only country in the Middle East that has a vibrant and open academic community that makes contributions to all of mankind. How pathetic!
U.S. Democratic Senator Merkley airs support for Iran nuclear deal (Reuters)
from the article: Stephen Hawking boycotts Israeli academic conference, Guardian reports