Stephen Hawking Once Threw A Party For Time Travellers And It Sounds Amazing

He was attempting to prove that time travel exists...

Stephen Hawking Once Threw A Party For Time Traveler’s And It Sounds Amazing

by Georgia Aspinall |

In the wake of Stephen Hawking’s passing, eulogies are being shared around the globe detailing all the amazing things we never knew about him. One particularly incredible account was back in 2009, when he threw a champagne party for time travelers in an attempt to prove the phenomenon is possible.

In his documentary, Into the Universe, he hosts a party, filled with Krug and hors d’oeuvres, however didn’t send the invitations out until after the party had happened. He hypothesized, that if people did show up, it would prove time travel exists.

In a video of the event, he can be seen sat watching the door as the clock counts down. However, no one arrives, to which he quips, ‘what a shame, I was hoping a future Miss Universe was going to step through the door’, before shooting a cheeky glance to the camera.

Watch the entire video below:

Stephen later gave an interview, published by Ars Technica, on the failed experiment, stating:

‘I have experimental evidence that time travel is not possible,

‘I gave a party for time-travelers, but I didn't send out the invitations until after the party. I sat there a long time, but no one came.’

Hawkins also sat that while Einstein’s theories imply the possibility of time travel, ‘it is likely that warping would trigger a bolt of radiation that would destroy the spaceship and maybe the space-time itself’.

Honestly, we’re more impressed by his party planning skills than all of the science. The video shows Stephen surrounded by bottles of Champagne, balloons and small plates of food. We only wish it wasn’t just time travelers that were invited

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