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Stephen Hawking: Ballot opens for Westminster Abbey Service



  Professor Stephen Hawking

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The public is given the opportunity to attend a Thanksgiving service for Professor Stephen Hawking, who died in March at the age of 76.

It will be held at Westminster Abbey on June 1

5, and up to 1,000 tickets will be available via a ballot system.

During the service, the ashes of the scientist are buried between Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

His daughter Lucy Hawking said she wanted to give some of her dad's admirers an opportunity to remember him.

The family is grateful to Westminster Abbey for giving their father "such an excellent resting place," she said.

The dean of Westminster, the honored Dr. John Hall said the event "will celebrate not only his remarkable achievements as a scientist, but also his character and perseverance through his years of devastating illness."

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Professor Hawking is considered one of the most renowned theoretical physicists in the world.

His funeral took place on March 31 at the University Church of Great St Mary's in Cambridge.

Actor Eddie Redmayne, who played Professor Hawking in the movie about his life, The Theory of Everything, was one of several speakers there.

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Professor Hawking's life story was filmed in a movie starring Eddie Redmayne

In addition to the friends and family of Professor Hawking, the service is attended by colleagues, academics, and schoolchildren.

Afterwards, Westminster Abbey opens its doors to the public, who can commit her grave.

Ticket matching will end on May 15th at midnight, and applications may be submitted at stephenhawkingintertainment.com.


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