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Stephen Hawking patched up some broken hearts using the restorative promise of theoretical physics this weekend. During an appearance via hologram at the Sydney Opera House (as a 73-year-old astrophysicist of international acclaim do), a member of the audience asked what was "the cosmological effect" of Zayn Malik, former boy band member with really, really nice eyes, leaving One Direction.
Hawking responded hilariously, perfectly, scientifically provocatively:
Finally, a question about something important. My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay attention to the study of theoretical physics because, one day, there may well be proof of multiple universes. It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another, different universe and, in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.