Professor Stephen Hawking appeared at an event at Sydney's Opera House on Saturday night at which he was beamed in as a hologram from his home in Cambridge, UK.
After discussing quantum physics, black holes, and ALS, Hawking took questions from the audience, and one which came from a girl named Samantha Sue.
She asked: “What do you think is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?”
Replied Hawking without hesitation:
"Finally, a question about something important. My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close 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....This girl may like to know that in another possible universe, she and Zayn are happily married."
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...