Margherita Hack

Italian astrophysicist and popular science writer (1922-2013)

Margherita Hack (12 June 192229 June 2013) was an Italian astrophysicist and scientific disseminator.


  • I’m an atheist in the sense that I do not believe in God, I do not believe in the afterlife. I believe that the soul is our brain. It’s impossible to scientifically prove either that God exists, or that God does not exist. The idea of God does not convince me. I prefer to believe that there is matter and that matter has the properties we observe. … When I pass away, if I meet God, I will tell him I was wrong.
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