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" Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill. "
" I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws. "
" Life would be tragic if it weren't funny. "
" The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? "
" We are all different. There is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the-mill human being, but we share the same human spirit. "
" No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before. "
" Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. "
" In my opinion, there is no aspect of reality beyond the reach of the human mind. "
" A zero-gravity flight is a first step toward space travel. "
" In my school, the brightest boys did math and physics, the less bright did physics and chemistry, and the least bright did biology. I wanted to do math and physics, but my father made me do chemistry because he thought there would be no jobs for mathematicians. "
" It was Einstein's dream to discover the grand design of the universe, a single theory that explains everything. However, physicists in Einstein's day hadn't made enough progress in understanding the forces of nature for that to be a realistic goal. "
" I think the human race doesn't have a future if it doesn't go into space. "
" M-theory is the unified theory Einstein was hoping to find. "
" 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. "
" One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem. "
" Many people find the universe confusing - it's not. "
" I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming. "
" For years, my early work with Roger Penrose seemed to be a disaster for science. It showed that the universe must have begun with a singularity, if Einstein's general theory of relativity is correct. That appeared to indicate that science could not predict how the universe would begin. "
" I think it quite likely that we are the only civilization within several hundred light years; otherwise we would have heard radio waves. "
" There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature. "
" Computers double their performance every month. "
" In the past, there was active discrimination against women in science. That has now gone, and although there are residual effects, these are not enough to account for the small numbers of women, particularly in mathematics and physics. "
" The media need superheroes in science just as in every sphere of life, but there is really a continuous range of abilities with no clear dividing line. "
" God is the name people give to the reason we are here. But I think that reason is the laws of physics rather than someone with whom one can have a personal relationship. An impersonal God. "
" We think we have solved the mystery of creation. Maybe we should patent the universe and charge everyone royalties for their existence. "
" You can't regulate every lab in the world. "
" Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor. "
Sense Of Humor
" I enjoy all forms of music - pop, classical and opera. "
" Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. "
" All my adult life people have been helping me. "
" There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition. "