The Lighter Side of Stephen Hawking: The Physicist Cracks Jokes and a Smile with John Oliver

In our trib­ute to Stephen Hawk­ing ear­li­er today, we dis­cussed the intel­lec­tu­al lega­cy of the depart­ed physi­cist, pay­ing par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to his ground­break­ing work on black holes. The video above is a bit lighter. It just lets you watch Hawk­ing in a comedic exchange with his com­pa­tri­ot John Oliv­er. If I’m not mis­tak­en, around the 3:46 mark, you can even see him crack a smile. Enjoy.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Stephen Hawk­ing (RIP) Explains His Rev­o­lu­tion­ary The­o­ry of Black Holes with the Help of Chalk­board Ani­ma­tions

Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. The­sis, “Prop­er­ties of Expand­ing Uni­vers­es,” Now Free to Read/Download Online

Watch A Brief His­to­ry of Time, Errol Mor­ris’ Film About the Life & Work of Stephen Hawk­ing

The Big Ideas of Stephen Hawk­ing Explained with Sim­ple Ani­ma­tion

Free Online Physics Cours­es



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