May 26, 2008

Stephen Hawkings!

A very exciting day, had a chance to listen to Stephen Hawking. He came to my institute, even without making any official announcement, the auditorium was overflowing. I sneaked in the crowd using the skills that I developed in India by booking movie tickets, finally I was able to sit right at his foot and listen to his talk, and it was a very simple talk as he was addressing mixed crowd and school audience. A thought provoking statement he made was “does our (human) intelligence gives us a better chance to survive when we compare with the fellow living things like bacteria?” Finally he sat with us to see some exclusive pictures from Mars and Titan. To see this man, who cannot make any voluntary movement of the body, speaks using a computer and voice synthesizer makes us wonder what drives people in science?

3 comments:

Naga said...

You got to see him up close uhh..He is great guy..he always inspires me… Probably the most intelligent guy alive!

Poonam said...

Wow!Uma, You are literally sitting at his feet...Quelle chance!!Just one look at him is enough to inspire anyone.He seems to have conquered the disease and reached such great heights....

iamyuva said...

lucky you.. iam big fan for his work.