Have doubts in Physics? Stephen Hawking will answer them

  • PTI, Washington
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2015 17:36 IST
Stephen Hawking

Have doubts in Physics? You can now have the famous physicist Stephen Hawking answer your questions on the online forum Reddit.

Hawking will make his debut on Reddit's AMA (Ask Me Anything) forum where users pose questions for people to answer.

Although typically a Reddit's AMA (Ask Me Anything) is live as people throw questions at the subject, and the person tries to keep up with the barrage by responding as best as possible.

But for Hawking's AMA, users will present the questions ahead of time, and he will answer them over the following weeks, 'CNET' reported.

Users can submit questions starting from today through August 4, and Hawking will respond over the next few weeks.

Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, uses a computer to communicate. The delayed format will allow him the time necessary to answer questions.

Hawking's AMA is part of the #maketechhuman initiative spearheaded by Nokia and Wired magazine and launched in March with an AMA hosted by World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

"The #maketechhuman debate that Nokia has enabled is all about ensuring that technology serves humanity, in the right way," Nokia chief marketing officer Barry French said.

"I cannot imagine a better person to add value to this discussion than Professor Hawking," French said.

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