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Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Image copyright Christie’s Image caption A copy of Prof Hawking’s best-selling book, signed with a thumbprint, was among the items up for sale Personal effects of Stephen Hawking, including a signed copy of his 1965 PhD thesis, have raised more than £1.8m at auction. A total of 22 items owned by the Cambridge physicist, who died in March, were auctioned by Christie’s. The copy of his thesis titled Properties of Expanding Universes – one of only five – was sold for £584,750 An early wheelchair raised £296,750 for charity and…

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Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist’s most memorable quotes

Image copyright Graham CopeKoga Image caption Prof Hawking was still working at Cambridge University at the age of 75 He was trapped in his own body by motor neurone disease, but that did not stop Prof Stephen Hawking help us all get an understanding of the universe. The world renowned physicist has died at the age of 76, leaving the world memorable words on a host of subjects. From the reasons for the universe’s existence to the downside of fame, here are some of his pearls of wisdom: On why…

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Stephen Hawking thanksgiving service public ballot closes

Image copyright André Pattenden Image caption Professor Stephen Hawking’s life will be celebrated at a service in June Organisers of a public ballot for places at a thanksgiving service for Professor Stephen Hawking said the number of applicants “could have filled Westminster Abbey 12 times”. The ballot for 1,000 places at the 15 June service closed at midnight. More than 27,500 people applied to attend the memorial for the theoretical physicist, who died in March aged 76. A “randomiser” programme will be used to pick those who will be invited…

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Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

LONDON (Reuters) – Stephen Hawking’s family have invited time travelers to his memorial service, seeking to tackle one of the curiosities that eluded the British physicist during his extraordinary life. FILE PHOTO: Physicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo The world’s most recognizable scientist died in March aged 76 after a lifetime spent probing the origins of the universe, the mysteries of black holes and the nature of time itself.…

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Stephen Hawking service: Possibility of time travellers ‘can’t be excluded’

Image copyright André Pattenden Image caption Prof Stephen Hawking’s life will be celebrated at a service in June Organisers of Prof Stephen Hawking’s memorial service have seemingly left the door open for time travellers to attend. Those wishing to honour the theoretical physicist, who died in March aged 76, can apply via a public ballot. Applicants need to give their birth date – which can be any day up to 31 December 2038. Prof Hawking’s foundation said the possibility of time travel had not been disproven and could not be…

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Stephen Hawking: Ballot opens for Westminster Abbey service

Image copyright PA Members of the public are being offered the chance to attend a service of thanksgiving for Professor Stephen Hawking, who died in March aged 76. It will take place in Westminster Abbey on 15 June and up to 1,000 tickets are available by way of a ballot system. During the service, the scientist’s ashes will be interred between Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. His daughter, Lucy Hawking, said she wanted to give some of her father’s admirers the chance to remember him. The family were grateful…

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Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist’s most memorable quotes

Image copyright Graham CopeKoga Image caption Prof Hawking was still working at Cambridge University at the age of 75 He was trapped in his own body by motor neurone disease, but that did not stop Prof Stephen Hawking help us all get an understanding of the universe. The world renowned physicist has died at the age of 76, leaving the world memorable words on a host of subjects. From the reasons for the universe’s existence to the downside of fame, here are some of his pearls of wisdom: On why…

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