Avtor Benedict Cumberbatch speaks to Professor Stephen Hawking’s memorial service in Westminster Abbey on June 15, 2018 in London, England.
Science meets science fiction in London, Friday, with “the Avengers” and “Star Trek” actor Benedict Cumberbatch under this homage to the late physicist professor Stephen Hawking. Cumberbatch, who played the role of the scientist in the 2004 BBC TV movie “Hawking,” gave a lecture in a memorial service, which was held in Westminster Abbey.
Other names from the entertainment world in attendance included Piers Morgan, David Walliams, Lily Cole, and scientist and TV personality professor Brian Cox. They were members of Hawking’s family and celebrities from the world of science and politics, as well as members of the audience, who received tickets after entering a public vote. There were 25,000 applications for 1,000 available tickets.
British astronaut Tim Peake also gave a reading at the service. Hawking ‘ s ashes are buried next to the grave of Charles Darwin and isaac Newton. In a fitting tribute to a scientific major, Hawking’s words are set to an original piece of music from Vangelis (“Chariots of Fire”) and will radiate in the room.
Legendary theoretical physicist Hawking, who died in March. He was 76. A groundbreaking scientist, he also brought cosmology to the masses through his work, especially with the bestseller “A brief History of Time.” Have had motor neuron disease for decades, he also advanced disability caused.
The scientist in his early years were dramatized in the Oscar-nominated “The Theory of Everything.” He was also immortalized in pop culture, with appearances in “The Simpsons” and “The Big Bang Theory.”
This story was previously published in the New York Post.