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Stephen Hawking Quotes – Most Memorable

Professor Stephen William Hawking birthday was on 8th January 1942 in Oxford, England. He lived in north London but during the Second World War, Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he turned 8 his family moved to St. Albans, a city around 20 miles north of London. He attended the St. Albans School and then continued his education to University College, Oxford (1952); his father’s old college. There he pursued physics. After three years he was awarded a first class honors degree in natural science. Here are some of his best quotes.

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1. “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”

2. “While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.”

3. “It is generally recognized 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.”

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4. “If the rate of expansion one second after the Big Bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, it would have recollapsed before it reached its present size. On the other hand, if it had been greater by a part in a million, the universe would have expanded too rapidly for stars and planets to form.”

5. “A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls… saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality?”

6. “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.”

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7. “We lived in a tall, narrow Victorian house, which my parents had bought very cheaply during the war when everyone thought London was going to be bombed flat. In fact, a V-2 rocket landed a few houses away from ours. I was away with my mother and sister at the time, but my father was in the house.”

8. “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.”

9. “Before I lost my voice, it was slurred so only those close to me could understand, but with the computer voice, I found I could give popular lectures. I enjoy communicating science. It is important that the public understands basic science if they are not to leave vital decisions to others.

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10. “I don’t have much positive to say about motor neuron disease. But it taught me not to pity myself because others were worse off, and to get on with what I could still do.”

11. “Throughout history, people have studied pure science from a desire to understand the universe rather than practical applications for commercial gain. But their discoveries later turned out to have great practical benefits.”

12. “I believe there are no questions that science can’t answer about a physical universe.”

13. “It’s time to commit to finding the answer, to search for life beyond Earth. Mankind has a deep need to explore, to learn, to know. We also happen to be sociable creatures. It is important for us to know if we are alone in the dark.”

Meet Akhil Turai – A rocket scientist, millionaire, adventurer, and an aspiring entrepreneur

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A rocket scientist, millionaire, adventurer, and an aspiring entrepreneur, Akhil is trying his best to enjoy life and you can see that through his social media accounts. He has traveled to over 50 different countries and with that covered six continents. Some of the countries he had visited include Vietnam, The Philippines, Great Britain, South Korea, Russia, and many more. Akhil is a foodie, animal lover, and an outgoing person who loves having fun with his friends and family.

Akhil Turai is currently working on two major start-ups in the Space and Engineering Industries which will start to operate in 2021. The goal of these start-ups will be to further develop the developing nations and solve some of the major issues in the space industry. The variety of tasks these start-ups will have include dealing with Space Junk and going all the way to finding a solution for future Space Launch vehicles.

Akhil is into quantum gravity, which is a field of theoretical physics that look to describe gravity according to the principles of quantum mechanics, and where quantum effects cannot be ignored. One of his Instagram posts includes a picture with Professor Stephen Hawking who was a theoretical physicist best known for his Black Hole Theory. Professor Stephen Hawking’s books „A Brief History of Time“ and „The Universe in a Nutshell“, are the ones that made Akhil fall in love with the subject and that also lead him to get involved in astrophysics and space studies in his academic years. During his visit to Cambridge University in Great Britain, he had the chance to meet, speak, and take a picture with one of the greatest minds that existed.

Akhil is a rocket scientist, which is the primary branch of aerospace engineering. It is the primary field of engineering that is connected to the development of aircrafts and spacecrafts. It has two major and intertwined branches, that are aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. Aerospace engineering, especially the astronautical branch is often referred to as „rocket science“. This scientist is currently working on liquid propellant rocket engines, which are rocket engines that use liquid propellants. To understand it better, liquid-propellant rockets or simply liquid rockets use liquids, because they have a high density which allows the volume of the tanks to be low and it makes it possible to use lightweight turbopumps to pump the propellant from the tanks into the combustion chamber, which means the propellants can be kept under low pressure. This allows the use of low-mass propellant tanks, which result in a high mass ration for the rocket. When you read this, you can understand why people use the phrase „it is not rocket science“, to describe something that is not difficult to do.

If you want to see some interesting pictures of Akhil’s travels and adventures, you can check out his Instagram account. The pictures displayed there include pictures with scientist, famous actresses, animals, and his friends and family. His account proves that you can have a difficult and demanding job, but you will also be able to have fun and enjoy life.