Stephen Hawking

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Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (/ˈstiːvən ˈhɔːkɪŋ/; born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set forth a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in... More

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Stephen Hawking #Beauty

Photo of Stephen Hawking Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.
Stephen Hawking #Change

Photo of Stephen Hawking I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Stephen Hawking #Change #Intelligence

Photo of Stephen Hawking Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Stephen Hawking #Death

Photo of Stephen Hawking I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
Stephen Hawking #Family #Work

Photo of Stephen Hawking My work and my family are very important to me.
Stephen Hawking #Funny

Photo of Stephen Hawking Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Stephen Hawking #God

Photo of Stephen Hawking God not only plays dice, but also sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Stephen Hawking #Good #Work

Photo of Stephen Hawking It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.
Stephen Hawking #Health

Photo of Stephen Hawking I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so.
Stephen Hawking #Hope

Photo of Stephen Hawking Among physicists, I'm respected I hope.
Stephen Hawking #Intelligence

Photo of Stephen Hawking It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
Stephen Hawking #Knowledge

Photo of Stephen Hawking Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.
Stephen Hawking #Music

Photo of Stephen Hawking I enjoy all forms of music - pop, classical and opera.
Stephen Hawking #Alone

Photo of Stephen Hawking The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it.
Stephen Hawking #Power

Photo of Stephen Hawking I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.
Stephen Hawking #Science

Photo of Stephen Hawking The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
Stephen Hawking #Science

Photo of Stephen Hawking Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Stephen Hawking #Science

Photo of Stephen Hawking Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.
Stephen Hawking #Science

Photo of Stephen Hawking I used to think information was destroyed in black hole. This was my biggest blunder, or at least my biggest blunder in science.
Stephen Hawking #Time

Photo of Stephen Hawking People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Stephen Hawking #Women

Photo of Stephen Hawking Women. They are a complete mystery.
Stephen Hawking #Work

Photo of Stephen Hawking Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
Stephen Hawking #Computers #Life #Nature

Photo of Stephen Hawking I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Stephen Hawking #Computers #Intelligence

Photo of Stephen Hawking There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition.
Stephen Hawking #History #Science

Photo of Stephen Hawking The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.