Stephen Hawking Quotes
'The Simpsons' appearances were great fun. But I don't take them too seriously. I think 'The Simpsons' have treated my disability responsibly.
A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls... saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because, gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality?
A zero-gravity flight is a first step toward space travel.
According to 'M' theory, ours is not the only universe. Instead, 'M' theory predicts that a great many universes were created out of nothing.
All my adult life people have been helping me.
Although almost every theoretical physicist agrees with my prediction that a black hole should glow like a hot body, it would be very difficult to verify experimentally because the temperature of a macroscopic black hole is so low.
Although September 11 was horrible, it didn't threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do.
Among physicists, I'm respected I hope.
As a child, I wanted to know how things worked and to control them. With a friend, I built a number of complicated models that I could control.
As Irving Good realised in 1965, machines with superhuman intelligence could repeatedly improve their design even further, triggering what Vernor Vinge called a 'singularity.'
As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us - aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone.
Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.
Before 1915, space and time were thought of as a fixed arena in which events took place, but which was not affected by what happened in it. Space and time are now dynamic quantities... space and time not only affect but are also affected by everything that happens in the universe.
Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world, especially in my field.
Computers double their performance every month.
Cosmology is a rapidly advancing field.
Earth might one day soon resemble the planet Venus.
Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible.
Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?
Evolution has ensured that our brains just aren't equipped to visualise 11 dimensions directly. However, from a purely mathematical point of view it's just as easy to think in 11 dimensions, as it is to think in three or four.
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January 8, 1942
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