Stephen Hawking might be every Directioner’s favorite physicist.

Over the weekend, the scientist made an appearance at the Sydney Opera House in holographic form, speaking about his life, ALS diagnosis, and how science can help the healing process of former band member Zayn Malik leaving.

An audience member 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?”

Hawking offered his best scientific theory…

“My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics,” he said. “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.”

If this is true, imagine the other possibilities…

If in a parallel universe where Zayn is still a part of the One Direction family, maybe Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron would still be happily together.

Or better yet, speculation about the Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone split would be unfounded.

If Hawking’s proposition isn’t beyond the realm of science, than writer Shonda Rhimes wouldn’t have crushed souls everywhere with the death of Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy.

We can only dream.