Stephen Hawking

  • 'God particle' could destroy the universe: Hawking September 8, 2014

    London: The elusive 'God particle' discovered by scientists in 2012 has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned. According to Hawking, 72, at very high energy levels the Higgs boson, which gives shape and size to everything that exists, could become unstable. This, he said, could...
  • 'The Theory of Everything' trailer: New biopic on the life of celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking focuses on his Cambridge days August 7, 2014

    Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. The new biopic, directed by James Marsh, 'The Theory of Everything' focusses on the famous scientist's early life in Cambridge,...
  • Watch: Here's Stephen Hawking's absolutely hilarious takedown of good sport John Oliver during the Last Week Tonight show June 17, 2014

    Who knew the brilliant Stephen Hawking also had a terrific sense of humour and more importantly a perfect comic timing? Hawking's encounter with Oliver resulted in an incredible discussion on imaginary time, artificial intelligence and of course, Charlize Theron. Hawking basically established that Oliver's chances of ever dating Theron was impossible...
  • Indian physicist resolved Black Hole paradox much before Hawking February 6, 2014

    Bangalore: A new paper released late January in which famed British physicist Stephen Hawking contradicts his own theory and says that Black Holes in the real sense do not actually exist has startled the world science community. But Abhas Mitra, a theoretical physicist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre...
  • Hawking, CERN scoop world's richest science prize December 12, 2012

    London: Stephen Hawking, the British cosmologist who urged people to "be curious" in the Paralympics opening ceremony, has landed the richest prize in science for his work on how black holes emit radiation. Wheelchairbound Hawking won $3 million from Russian Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner, who set up his prize this year...
  • Third of UK children think Einstein is a reality TV star October 29, 2012

    London: A third of primary school children in the UK believe Albert Einstein is a reality TV star and onefourth of them think Stephen Hawking is a hairdresser, a new study has found. However, 68 per cent were correctly able to identify Mark Zuckerberg as the founder of social networking...
  • 12yearold UK girl's IQ higher than Einstein October 5, 2012

    London: With an IQ of 162, a 12yearold schoolgirl in UK has been rated brainier than even Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Olivia Manning, from Liverpool, has been accepted into Mensa, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world after she got a score of 162 in an...
  • 'Spirit in Motion' gala opens 2012 Paralympics August 30, 2012

    London: Volleys of fireworks lit up the night sky, Beverley Knight belted out "I am what I am," and Britain's first Paralympic gold medallist lit the cauldron to open the 2012 London Paralympic Games. It was a night of empowerment for the disabled worldwide. "Enlightenment" was the theme, physicist Stephen Hawking...
  • Stephen Hawking launches supercomputer July 22, 2012

    London: Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has launched the most powerful sharedmemory supercomputer in Europe. Hawking anticipates that the COSMOS supercomputer, manufactured by SGI and the first system of its kind, will open up new windows on the universe, a university release said. ...
  • A device to 'hack' into Stephen Hawking's brain June 25, 2012

    London: Scientists are working with Stephen Hawking to test a groundbreaking device to allow them to 'hack' into the brain of the worldfamous British physicist, who has been unable to speak for the last 30 years. 70yearold Hawking has been working with scientists at Standford University of the US who are...
  • The Big Bang Theory: Hawking to do a cameo March 14, 2012

    London: Physicist Stephen Hawking has signed up to make a cameo appearance in US sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory', reports contactmusic.com. "When people would ask us who a 'dream guest star' for the show would be, we would always joke and say Stephen Hawking knowing that it was a long...
  • Intel exploring ways to help Stephen Hawking speak January 10, 2012

    Cambridge: Intel Corp. is looking for ways to help famed British physicist Stephen Hawking reverse the slowing of his speech, according to a senior executive with the American chipmaker. Hawking was 21 when he was diagnosed Lou Gehrig's disease, an incurable degenerative disorder that has left him almost completely paralyzed. While...
  • Stephen Hawking misses 70th birthday celebration January 8, 2012

    Cambridge: Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking was not well enough to attend a conference in honor of his 70th birthday, a University of Cambridge official said on Sunday. Hawking's remarkable career is being honored as part of a daylong conference on cosmology being hosted at the university, but the celebrity scientist will...
  • Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease January 8, 2012

    Cambridge: British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease. The physicist and cosmologist was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease when he was a 21yearold...
  • Heaven is a fairy tale, says physicist Hawking May 16, 2011

    London: Heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said in an interview published on Monday. Hawking, 69, was expected to die within a few years of being diagnosed with degenerative motor neurone disease at the age of 21, but became...
  • There are no aliens in the universe January 25, 2011

    London: There are probably no aliens out there meaning we are entirely alone in the universe, said an astronomer. Even though there may many earth like planets, their existing conditions are likely to be too hostile to support lifeforms such as extra terrestrials (ET), according to him. Howard Smith, senior...
  • British scientist Stephen Hawking 'very ill' in hospital April 21, 2009

    London: British physicist Stephen Hawking, the worldrenowned author of A Brief History of Time, was admitted to hospital in the university city of Cambridge on Monday where he was described as being "very ill". The 67yearold scientist, who is wheelchairbound and speaks with the help of a voice synthesiser as a...
  • I see great dangers for the human race: Hawking October 10, 2008

    Cambridge, London: Professor Stephen Hawkings is an unlikely celebrity. He achieved international fame with the publication of the scientific bestseller A Brief History of Time. He is disabled by a condition that has left him almost completely paralyzed. CNN's Becky Anderson has a rare interview with Professor Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking:...
  • Doomsday nearer, says Prof Hawking June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that the Doomsday has come nearer for planet earth as a result of climate change. "Climate change is as great a threat to humankind as nuclear annihilation," he warned. Speaking at a conference organized by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists at the Royal Society...
  • Stephen Hawking hopes to go to space June 16, 2007

    London: Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking says he wants to undertake a zerogravity flight aboard an airplane this year as a precursor to a journey into space, a newspaper reported Monday. "This year I'm planning a zerogravity flight and to go into space in 2009," he was quoted as saying in The Daily...
  • 'Humans must colonise other planets' June 20, 2007

    London: Humans must colonise planets in other solar systems traveling there using Star Trekstyle propulsion or face extinction, renowned British cosmologist Stephen Hawking said on Thursday. Referring to complex theories and the speed of light, Hawking, the wheelchair bound Cambridge University physicist, told BBC radio that theoretical advances could revolutionise the...
  • Why earth was created? Ask Hawking October 5, 2006

    New York: Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge University physicist who wrote the bestselling A Brief History of Time, is to start work on a new book that will examine how and why the universe was created. The Grand Design which is expected to be released in the fall of 2008, will...