Stephen Hawking has told One Direction fans to pay close attention to theoretical physics because it might come up with proof of an alternative universe in which Zayn Malik is still in the band.
The physicist and cosmologist appeared in holographic form at the Sydney Opera House last week, streamed in from Cambridge University in the UK. Asked about the cosmological effect of Malik leaving One Direction, Hawking advised many heartbroken young girls: "One day there may well be proof of multiple universes… and in that universe Zayn is still in One Direction."
He was joined by his daughter and science communicator Lucy Hawking who was live on stage. Of his portrayal in the Academy award-winning film The Theory of Everything, Hawking said he had been apprehensive about the project because it was based on a book by his former wife, Jane Wilde, but had been reassured when he read the script and attended a screening.
"It was surprisingly honest about our marriage,' said Hawking.