Time travelers are invited to stephen hawking memorial

Stephen Hawking's Family Invite Time Travellers For His Memorial Service

Stephen Hawking's Family Invite Time Travellers For His Memorial Service

A memorial service for Stephen Hawking at Westminster Abbey in London next month, open to 1,000 members of the public, may just have some "time travellers" in the gathering.

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who passed away in March, is set to be interred in Westminster Abbey in June. During the ceremony, the ashes of one of the world's best-known theoretical physicists, who died in March aged 76, will be buried between the graves of fellow scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

Hawking's foundation said that the possibility of time travel has not yet been disproven, so it can not be excluded.

Applicants need to give their birth date - but eagle-eyed fans of the man who dedicated his life's work to unravelling the mysteries of the universe spotted that it can be any day up to December 31, 2038. Because nobody came to his party, he used that as experimental evidence that traveling backward in time is not possible.

As per the reports, people from the future might see the memorial event and want to attend it, which is why organisers are accepting applications from the people born two decades after the actual event. "All things are possible until proven otherwise".

Despite his little party trick not working when he was alive, he wasn't completely sold on the idea that time travel was impossible. "And we really do mean ball - supporters of the theory of a flat Earth is not here", said the Fund.

"I like simple experiments - and champagne", Hawking said at the time.

Hawking once held a "time traveller party" back in 2009, but no one turned up at that time.

"I sat there a long time, but no one came", Prof Hawking told reporters in 2012. If you want the chance to attend his memorial, the ballot closes at midnight tomorrow on 15 May, so get your applications in now - unless you're a time traveller, then you have all the time in the world.

Within 24 hours of the opening of the ballot for the thanksgiving service, to be held on 15 June, about 12,000 people from more than 50 countries had applied for tickets.

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