When asked if he believed in God, Stephen Hawking gave a simple answer.

He was a breakthrough theoretical physicist, and his brilliance piqued the curiosity of others in his ideas about God and the afterlife. In several interviews and writings, he discussed the existence of a higher power and the possibility of an afterlife.

When asked if he believes in God, Hawking’s reaction was unequivocal. He held that there was no proof of a higher power and that scientific laws could explain the universe.