rome - The world's most famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has been unexpectedly hospitalized in Rome. The 74-year-old scientist is not in danger, the University Clinic reports in the Italian capital.
Hawking is suffering from the neurological disease ALS. He can only communicate with a computer voice and moves all produced by wheelchair decades. He always travels with assistants and a nurse.
Hawking attended last week in Rome a meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in which he is a member. He also spoke with Pope Francis. ' God is superfluous. For the origin of the universe we do not need God 'is one of his most famous statements. However, it can not be proven that God does not exist, says scientist.