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Technology Science icon Hawking's funeral set for March 31

19:01  20 march  2018
19:01  20 march  2018 Source:   afp.com

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Professor Steven Hawking ' s funeral will take place at the Cambridge University church on March 31 , the scientist and cultural icon 's family announced Tuesday. British physicist Hawking died aged 76 on March 14 after a cosmic career in which his mental genius transcended his physical disability.

Professor Stephen Hawking ' s funeral will take place at the Cambridge University church on March 31 , the scientist and cultural icon 's family announced on Tuesday. British physicist Hawking died aged 76 on March 14 after a cosmic career in which his mental genius transcended his physical disability.

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Professor Steven Hawking's funeral will take place at the Cambridge University church on March 31, the scientist and cultural icon's family announced on Tuesday.

The service will be held in the prestigious institution's Great St. Mary's church, a short distance from Gonville and Caius College, where he worked at unlocking the secrets of the universe for more than 52 years.

British physicist Hawking died at 76 on March 14 after a cosmic career in which his mental genius transcended his physical disability.

Propelled to stardom by his 1988 book, "A Brief History of Time," an unlikely worldwide bestseller, Hawking's genius and wit won over fans from far beyond the rarefied world of astrophysics.

As a scientist, he earned comparisons with Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton.

Family, friends and colleagues will be invited to the private funeral service, which will take place at 2:00 p.m. A private reception will be held afterwards at Trinity College.

Hawking was famously an atheist, something his children — Lucy, Robert and Tim — touched on, as they thanked people for their "wonderful tributes" and messages of condolence.

"Our father lived and worked in Cambridge for over 50 years. He was an integral and highly recognizable part of the university and the city," they said.

"For this reason, we have decided to hold his funeral in the city that he loved so much and which loved him.

"Our father's life and work meant many things to many people, both religious and non-religious. So, the service will be both inclusive and traditional, reflecting the breadth and diversity of his life."

Several thousand people have signed a book of condolence at Gonville and Caius, while many more from around the world have sent messages in an online version.

Hawking defied predictions that he would only live for a few years after developing a form of motor neurone disease in his early 20s.

The illness gradually robbed him of mobility, leaving him confined to a wheelchair, almost completely paralyzed and unable to speak except through his trademark voice synthesizer.

He became one of the world's most well-regarded scientists and entered the pantheon of science titans.

Hawking died at his Cambridge home. His health had been deteriorating since the New Year.

Hawking's last physics paper argues for a 'simpler' cosmos .
Stephen Hawking, who died in March, has delivered his last thoughts about the nature of the cosmos. Load Error

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