Quotes of the Week

14th December 2012 at 00:00

"I will help my daughter with her autistic son, and maybe buy a holiday home, not that I take many holidays because I enjoy my work in theoretical physics."

Stephen Hawking on winning the "world's most lucrative - #163;1.8 million - science award, the Fundamental Physics Prize

"I don't need a vast amount of money. One thing I'm not going to do is ride around Cern in a Ferrari. That would be bad for my image."

Lyn Evans, one of the seven-strong team at Cern who won an identical prize.

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