Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Stephen Hawking's ashes to be interred at Westminster Abbey

Dagmar Living Well Stephen Hawking's ashes to be interred at Westminster Abbey
Elijah Vega | 22 March, 2018, 01:49

Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred next to the grave of Sir Isaac Newton at Westminster Abbey, it has been confirmed. Other world famous scientists that are buried nearby are Ernest Rutherford (1937) and Joseph John Thomson (1940).

A private funeral service will take place at Great St Mary's, the University Church on 31 March, Prof Hawking's family said.

Hawking when diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 1963, was expected to live for no more than two years, but overcoming all odds, lived till 2018.

Rather more controversially, he added: "We believe it to be vital that science and religion work together to seek to answer the great questions of the mystery of life and of the universe".

English physicist Sir Isaac Newton, who formulated the law of universal gravitation, was buried in the same place in 1727.

Professor Hawking, who defied a debilitating disease to become one of the greatest scientists, died at his home in Cambridge last week aged 76.

PGA works on security in Austin in wake of bombings
On Sunday night, a device that police believe used a tripwire exploded in a residential area and injured two men, police said. David's South Austin Medical Center, the two victims were taken there for treatment and are in good condition.

The statement says "Our father lived and worked in Cambridge for over 50 years".

Following Professor Hawking 's death, Cambridge University described the PhD alumnus as "an inspiration to millions".

While a date for the thanksgiving ceremony at the Abbey is yet to be decided, the funeral date has been confirmed as March 31.

The service will be both inclusive and traditional, reflecting the diversity of Professor Hawking's life.

According to the Resource Center, the Westminster Abbey, where 17 monarchs and some of the most important personalities of British history are resting, announced that later this year, a Thanksgiving Divine Liturgy will be held during which Hawking's ash will be buried. Hawking did his graduate work at Cambridge and was based at the university for decades thereafter.

"Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs". Upon his death, many scientists and personalities gathered to pay condolences and paid tribute to him.

Recommended

YouTube live stream feature will soon available on smartphones camera application YouTube live stream feature will soon available on smartphones camera application YouTube quietly updated its policy on its website on Monday, according to Bloomberg , which first reported the new rules . Late last month, YouTube added automatic captions, live chat replay, and location tags to expand YouTube live stream.

JNU students protest against police 'inaction' in sexual harassment case JNU students protest against police 'inaction' in sexual harassment case Even more shocking is the fact that Delhi Police is yet to arrest the accused. Students claimed the police fired water cannon to disperse the students.

John Oliver Topped Mike Pence on Amazon With His Gay Bunny Book John Oliver Topped Mike Pence on Amazon With His Gay Bunny Book Oliver's new children's book, "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo ", is now the No. 1 best selling book on Amazon . The late night host's book also would be "telling" the real author, Charlotte Rose Pence, "to go f**k" herself.

Instagram expands its shoppable posts feature to eight new countries Instagram expands its shoppable posts feature to eight new countries Shopping via Instagram is now available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. A new feature like this will undoubtedly drive tons of engagement and keep users in the app longer.

Stormy Daniels fires back on Twitter: 'I am NOT going anywhere' Stormy Daniels fires back on Twitter: 'I am NOT going anywhere' Though he added that he "can only speak for myself". "In fact, I have never spoken to her", Cohen told the magazine. The 39-year-old is arguing that the hush agreement is void because Trump did not actually sign it.

World's last male northern white Rhino 'Sudan' dies World's last male northern white Rhino 'Sudan' dies Of all types of rhinoceros, the white rhinoceros , which consists of two sub-species (northern and southern), are the most social. The world's last male northern white rhino has died leaving only two females left to save the species from extinction.

New York Jets: What their big trade says about the quarterbacks New York Jets: What their big trade says about the quarterbacks The Jets gave up their first round selection and both second round picks in 2018 and their 2019 second-round pick. General manager Chris Ballard and Co. did just that, taking advantage of a quarterback-needy team in the process.

American Idol: Audriana Bolton Sings Mariah Carey In Daisy Dukes American Idol: Audriana Bolton Sings Mariah Carey In Daisy Dukes The drama has been never-ending. "How did you get that voice and why are you a property administrative manager", Katy Perry asked. Katy embraced the tourist look with her bum bag while enjoying a little downtime in Brazil, after flying in for a concert.

Penny Hardaway agrees to be UofM basketball coach Penny Hardaway agrees to be UofM basketball coach It was at Memphis East where Hardaway coached prize recruit James Wiseman, who he could ultimately persuade to attend Memphis. Memphis went 21-13 this past season, but failed to make the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight year.

Google seeks to challenge Amazon with new Shopping Actions service Google seeks to challenge Amazon with new Shopping Actions service Recently, the company updated its Lens tool to recognize landmarks, products from photos, and contact info from business cards. When consumers are in the market for a new product, Alphabet Inc's ( NASDAQ:GOOGL ) Google is routinely one of the first stops.

Jim Carrey blasted over Sarah Sanders portrait Jim Carrey blasted over Sarah Sanders portrait His derisive portrait was widely rebuked on social media, however. 'If you like my last cartoon you may also enjoy. One Twitter user wrote, "Apparently you misunderstand the definition of Christian".

Manila hotel fire leaves at least 4 dead, 2 trapped Manila hotel fire leaves at least 4 dead, 2 trapped Also, in 2017 a fire swept at a shopping mall and a call centre in the southern city of Davo, 38 people were killed. Yu said about 20 more people were trapped inside the hotel as rescuers scoured the building.

Latest weather forecast shows persistent snow slow to clear Latest weather forecast shows persistent snow slow to clear Scattered heavy snow showers are expected to continue across the morning and leading to accumulations in places and some drifting. However, many co-ops collected milk on Saturday in anticipation of the cold weather affecting road conditions.

Trump's lawyers say Stormy Daniels owes him $20 million Trump's lawyers say Stormy Daniels owes him $20 million Mr Avenatti said Ms Clifford would reveal all during a CBS 60 Minutes interview to be broadcast in the United States on March 25. Asked if Daniels was physically threatened, Avenatti said "yes", but did not provide details.

Ukraine will not allow Russians to vote at Russian consulates - interior minister Ukraine will not allow Russians to vote at Russian consulates - interior minister The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on Latvian citizens to pay attention to travel restrictions imposed by Ukraine in the Crimean Peninsula annexed by the Russian Federation.