Future people who missed Stephen Hawking's Time Travelers Party in 2009 have a second chance to pay homage to the physicist.
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Physicist Stephen Hawking, who died on March 1
On June 28, 2009, Hawking hosted a time travel party. The next day he sent out the invitations. "Copies of it will survive in one form or another for many thousands of years," Hawking later said in the documentary " Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking ."
"Maybe someday, somebody in the future will find the information and use a wormhole time machine to return to my party and prove that time travel will someday be possible," he said.
Nobody attended Hawking's party. But perhaps some curious future humans will drive the wormhole to Hawking's intervention service, which will take place on June 15 at Westminster Abbey in London. According to the Stephen Hawking Foundation, time travelers are also invited to this ceremony.
London The travel blogger IanVisits noticed the invitation for the first time when he applied for one of the 1,000 available commemorative cards that were raffled on the foundation's website. (You can apply here.) In the drop-down list, where the applicants indicate their age, Ian has found that there are applicants born between 2019 and 2038. In other words, people who are not yet born – even those who are not born to be born for another 20 years – are welcome to participate in the ticket raffle.
When the Stephen Hawking Foundation arrived for clarification, they confirmed their time travel policy: "We can not rule out the possibility of a time travel, as it did not the case is disproved to our satisfaction, "said a representative of the BBC." Everything is possible until proven otherwise. "
While the Foundation has indicated that no time travelers have yet to file a ticket application, there is still time the vote closes at midnight tomorrow (May 15)
"So far, we have received applications from around the world," said the spokesman for the foundation, "and we mean round there are no flat lands here. " Hawking's ashes will be interred at Westminster Abbey during the ceremony on June 15 with friends, family, peers, and schoolchildren in attendance. His ashes will be between the tombs of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, where the public can come to them shortly after the end of the memorial service.
Originally published on Live Science.