Prof Hawking said any aliens that reach Earth would be by definition more advanced than we are, making humanity the Native Americans in this scenario. "Maybe one day someone living in the future will find the information and use a wormhole time machine to come back to my party, proving that time travel will one day be possible".
"His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world". While these students never met Hawking, his work influenced their desire to pursue a career in physics. "What a shame", the physicist said.
Hawking was known for his groundbreaking theories on the nature and origin of the universe, all the while being confined to a wheelchair from ALS.
Hawking said belief in a God who intervenes in the universe "to make sure the good guys win or get rewarded in the next life" was wishful thinking.
"However, I have received a number of emails from Palestinian academics".
"My goal is simple".
Jay Ingram, a science author and former host of "Daily Planet" and CBC's "Quirks and Quarks", recalls the impact "A Brief History of Time", first published in 1988, had in popular culture and how owning it became a status symbol. It would eventually go on to sell over 10m copies and be translated into 40 languages.
Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking confusion runs rampant among TV producers, the famous atheist claims.
In 2013, Hawking received many awards for his memoir "My Brief History".
He suggested that even after a black hole has evaporated, the information it consumed during its life remains in a fuzzy "halo" - but not necessarily in the proper order.
"So remember, look at the stars and not at your feet." - at the Sydney Opera House in 2015. A heroic feat to bring the wondrous complexities of the universe to all outside of specialists in this field'.
"Does that mean there's a universe out there where I am smarter than you?"
1985: Admitted to a hospital in Geneva with pneumonia.
Those wanting to tune in to the Horizon special on Stephen Hawking will need to have BBC Two on at 7pm TONIGHT, Wednesday March 14. "But it was not until I was at (the University of) Cambridge that my father noticed, and took me to the family doctor".
Fortunately, Hawking lived in a time when researchers were rapidly developing electronic technology to assist people with physical limitations in achieving increased independence.
The couple divorced in 1995, when Hawking had an affair with his nurse Elaine Mason.
He was one of the greatest and most influential personalities in the world.
Prof Hawking's only advice on disability was to focus on what could be achieved.
1967: The couple's first son, Robert, is born.
Hawking brought a lot to the world of theoretical physics, and his legacy will continue to live on through others who share in his passions and dedication to science. "Condolences to the family", tweeted actor-producer Farhan Akhtar.
Redmayne said in a statement: "We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet".