Stephen Hawking's family invites TIME TRAVELLERS to memorial service

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

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

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who passed away in March, is set to be interred in Westminster Abbey in June. London blogger IanVisits was among those who noticed that the application allows people born more than 20 years into the future to come.

Now it seems like Hawking is running the experiment one last time, with his memorial service next month apparently open to time travelers.

Professor Hawking once threw a party for time travellers, to see if any would turn up if he posted the invite after the party. Up to 1,000 places are available at the Service of Thanksgiving, although entering your details does not guarantee you a place.

The online entry form for Hawking's memorial allows people with birth dates up to December 31, 2038 to attend. "None did, but it seems ideal that the memorial website allows people born in the future to attend the service".

While all applicants appear to be from the present day, a spokesman for the Stephen Hawking Foundation said: "We can not exclude the possibility of time travel as it has not been disproven to our satisfaction".


As part of the Discovery Channel series Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking, the Professor threw a party for time travelers, only sending out the invitations after the fact.

'All things are possible until proven otherwise'. 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.

"Rapid space-travel, or travel back in time, can't be ruled out, according to our present understanding", Hawking said during a 1999 lecture entitled "Space and Time Warps", cautioning however against the "great logical problems" such a feat might engender".

"I sat there a long time, but no one came", Prof Hawking told reporters in 2012. Arguably the most famous scientist in recent times, Hawkings was well known for his research on black holes which further helped scientists all around the globe to unravel secrets of the universe.

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