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article imageHawking: Zayn from One Direction still in band in other universe

By Stephen Morgan     Apr 29, 2015 in Science
World-renowned physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking said that, Zayn Malik — who recently left the pop group One Direction — could still be a member of the band in another universe.
Stephen Hawking is not only respected as a brilliant scientists, but loved for his down-to-earth character and witty sense of humor. Yet again, he showed that he isn't some egghead trapped away in an academic ivory tower.
Speaking by hologram to an audience in the Sydney Opera House, he delighted the audience when he responded to a question by a fan of the pop band, One Direction.
During a serious talk streamed in from Cambridge University in the UK, which covered subjects like the unexplained mysteries of the universe, the public perception of science and the future of humankind, the conference was livened up when a member of the audience asked Stephen Hawking what would be the cosmological effect of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction and breaking the hearts of millions of girls across the world.
Rather than turning his nose up at the question, the professor humorously replied, "Finally, a question about something important," says the Guardian.
“My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics, because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes."
He added: “It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe – and in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.”
Lifting the hopes of millions of despondent One Direction fans across the globe, Hawking then said the girl
"May like to know that in another possible universe, she and Zayn are happily married,” says the Independent.
The professor also didn't shy away from making some personal comments about his own life. Referring to the recent award-winning film about his life, "The Theory of Everything," he admitted that he had been a little bit nervous, because it was based on his former wife's book.
According to the Guardian, he commented that
“It was surprisingly honest about our marriage. It was as close as I’ll ever get to traveling back in time.”
Any parts of the movie which deviated from the truth, he said, were minor, remarking that. “I won’t tell them how to make movies, if they don’t tell me how to solve the mysteries of the universe.” However, he also added that he felt the film should have had “more physics and fewer feelings.”
On a more serious note, he stated that he believed that the future of mankind depended on the colonization of space, if humanity were to still exist in a thousand years.
He also said that he felt people had too much of an "ambivalent attitude" to science and they distrust it because of a lack of understanding and fear. He advised people to learn more about science if they were to do something about dangers to the planet like the greenhouse effect, nuclear weapons and genetic engineering, reports the Guardian.
However, he left the conference on another witty note, when he quoted Captain Kirk from Star Trek, saying: “Now beam me up, Scotty,” and his hologram then burst into a light beam and he disappeared from the stage.
Stephen Hawking's efforts to popularize science in a lighthearted way can also be seen his recent participation in the famous Monty Python's "Galaxy Song," shown in the video below.
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