Famous British physicist, Stephen Hawking has applied to trademark his name at the Intellectual Property Office in order to stop people and businesses from exploiting his name with inappropriate products.
Currently, Stephen is Director of Research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and Founder of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC) at the University of Cambridge.
Hawking has applied for two trademarks, the first one focuses on computer (software and hardware) and electronic equipment in general. While the other trademark is aimed at books and publications. Prof. Hawking aims to promote his name to support charities.
Professor Hawking is famous both in the scientific world and among lay people globally.
Existence of alien life is always been a subject of curiosity
Language in the coverage of these events showed significantly more positive than negative emotions
Participants’ responses showed significantly more positive than negative emotions, both when contemplating their own reactions and those of humanity as a whole
Have you wondered how would people react if scientists ever detect alien life in the universe? Humans would be “pretty upbeat” and welcome the news, finds a study.
Various studies have in the past speculated about how humans might respond to this kind of news, but until now, there has been almost no systematic empirical research.
In a pilot study, scientists at the Arizona State University analysed various media reports of “alien announcements”, including the appearance of the “alien” interstellar asteroid Oumuamua, that suggest the potential for alien life in our solar system.
Language in the coverage of these events showed significantly more positive than negative emotions.
“If we came face to face with life outside of Earth, we would actually be pretty upbeat about it,” said assistant professor Michael Varnum.
The results are in stark difference to the warnings from scientist Stephen Hawking who thinks aliens will not like being contacted by humans and that if we ever try to contact them they could kill humans.
In another two separate studies, nearly 1,000 people were asked to write about their own hypothetical reactions to an announcement that alien microbial life had been discovered, as well as to write about their reactions on past news coverage of scientific discoveries.
Participants’ responses showed significantly more positive than negative emotions, both when contemplating their own reactions and those of humanity as a whole.
Hawking said everyone has a role to play in making sure that this generation and the next are fully engaged with the study of science at an early level to create “a better world for the whole human race.”