"On most intelligence tests, average IQ score is 100, but some tests give different numerical values to the level required for entry into Mensa, in the same way that the same temperature is expressed by different numerical values on the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales".
In October 2017, the late Stephen Hawking's daughter Lucy joined 702's Azania Mosaka for a Masterclass edition to talk about a children's book series she's written and her father, among other things.
"I believe everyone can and should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it", he said at the time.
Hawking was, in addition to his huge pop culture presence, an esteemed scientist whose work touched physics and astronomy, such as his work on black holes and a theory of cosmology that link general relativity and quantum mechanics for the first time. And following the news of his death at age 76 this week, it's worth revisiting some of those remarks.
Anthony McCarten, who penned the screenplay, added: "He was a molecular miracle, both physically and intellectually, and it was one of the great honours of my life to have met him, spent some time with him, and been his cinematic biographer".
Klatt was an American engineer who passed away in 1989, just a year after Hawking insisted on keeping 'Perfect Paul' as his own.
The world has lost an irreplaceable scientist and human being with the passing of Stephen Hawking. "He was a brilliant visionary in theoretical physics, setting an incredibly bold agenda for the field". The voice was called 'Perfect Paul, ' and it was based on recordings of Klatt himself. "It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going".
Stephen Hawking dies at 76
For decades, Hawking was wheelchair-bound due to Lou Gehrig's Disease, a neurological disease that handcuffs movement. His assumption that people are curious about the universe and black holes was true.
'At the time, I thought my life was over and that I would never realize the potential I felt I had. But the tragedy is that "by denying the evidence for climate change, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet, endangering the natural world, for us and our children".
Robert Brandenberger, a McGill University professor who did his post-doctoral work under Hawking's supervision in the 1980s, described the famous physicist as optimistic and sociable.
The film starred Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar for his portrayal, and Felicity Jones, as his first wife Jane. But it's his warnings about the future we most need to heed today.
Nobody ever expected a book about the unimaginable details of how time and space were formed would ever sell. "Does that mean there's a universe out there where I'm smarter than you?" The Nobel prize, however, eluded him.
The disease spurred him to work harder but also contributed to the collapse of his two marriages.
Condolences to Hawkings' loved ones during this difficult time.