Although Stephen Hawking has developed theories for basically everything in the universe, there’s still one thing he can’t seem to grasp… women. In an interview with New Scientist, Hawking states that women are what he thinks about most during the day, saying “They are a complete mystery”.
He also took time to answer more serious questions, such as “If you were a young physicist just starting out today, what would you study?”, to which he replied: “I would have a new idea that would open up a new field.” Beyond this, Hawking also admitted that he’s made scientific errors, specifically mentioning his previous belief that information was destroyed in black holes – a theory that was disproved in 1997.
In recognition of Hawking’s upcoming 70th birthday, the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, University of Cambridge, is hosting a symposium entitled “The State of the Universe” on January 8. In addition, an exhibition of his life and work will open at the Science Museum, London, on January 20.