LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking will take his place among Britain’s biggest scientists when his remains are buried in Westminster Abbey, between a graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton.
More than 1,000 people are due Friday during a use of invocation for a physicist, who died in Mar aged 76 after decades vital with engine neuron disease.
The use will embody readings by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Hawking in a BBC drama, and wanderer Tim Peake.
Afterward, Hawking’s words, set to song by Greek composer Vangelis, will be beamed into space from a European Space Agency satellite plate in Spain. Hawking’s daughter, Lucy, pronounced a song would be directed during “the nearest black hole, 1A 0620-00.”
Guests during a use will embody 1,000 members of a open comparison by ballot.