January 8 marks the 77th anniversary of Professor Stephen Hawking one of the most famous theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, cosmologist and scientific writers to ever live on Earth.
Stephen Hawking died on March 13, 2018.
The British Genius is considered one of the ten most intelligent people to ever live on Earth, with an IQ of 160.
The author of ‘Brief History of Time’ sat at Cambridge University’s Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics, a position that has been held by only 17 men including the father of physics Isaac Newton.
As an author, Stephen Hawking was best known for his best seller ‘A Brief History of Time.’
And among his many thoughts, here we have chosen 15 quotes that can summarize his view on the world and the universe:
“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”
“Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology and the fundamental equations of physics.”
“It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.”
“I would never claim this. People who boast about their IQ are losers.” – in response to a 2017 question if he believed he was the most intelligent person in the world.
“I believe that life on Earth is at an ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus, or other dangers. I think the human race has no future if it doesn’t go into space.”
“I have already completed a zero-gravity flight which allowed me to float weightless, but my ultimate ambition is to fly into space.” – to ITV in 2017.
“God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator.” – in a 2010 CNN interview.
“It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”