I attended a lecture by Dr. Stephen W. Hawking on November 7, 2005 in San Jose. His spiritual presence seemed to surround and captivate the audience as his eyes pierced through eyelids that gently flickered to the sound of his computerized voice announcing, “God chose, for reasons we cannot know, the moment of creation, but it began 15 billion years ago when all galaxies were clustered.”
As I sat in row seven, seat thirty-seven, I soon realized that the wheel chair carrying Hawking’s frail, listless body contained one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th and 21st century, a soul’s lifetime journey into the origin of the Universe. Stephen Hawking’s heartfelt proclamation to us, “We are quantum fluctions in the universe.” And, he briefly mentioned that ‘extra dimensions are curled up like a donut’!
After his lecture, a very young girl appeared in the audience carrying a fresh bouquet of red roses with sprigs of baby breath. She proceeded to walk-up the stairs onto the stage then placed the flowers onto the lap of Stephen Hawking. It was a moving experience which he immediately responded to her gesture by saying, “God bless you.” Everyone stood up and applauded!
What are quantum fluctions? Any information regarding his comment ‘extra dimensions are curled up like a donut’ would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks.