Among physicists, I’m respected I hope.
God not only plays dice, but also sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.
I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so.
I enjoy all forms of music – pop, classical and opera.
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.
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.
I used to think information was destroyed in black hole. This was my biggest blunder, or at least my biggest blunder in science.
I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.
I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
In Britain, like most of the developed world, stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn’t change policy.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics.
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.
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.
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.
Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.