Stephen William Hawking, the father of unified theory in the history of the universe, passed away leaving behind all the wealth of knowledge one can ever dream of. The amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as motor neuron disease nearly made him vulnerable when he fought against it and won the race against time to live until 76. Had he left us 50 years back, Hawking radiation, String theory, Unified theory and Big Bang theory all could have been a mythology.
The dean of Westminster Abbey- Dr John Hall stated that the remains of Professor Stephen Hawking will be buried in Westminster Abbey itself where lies the remains of great path layers of modern science like Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin.
“Other famous scientists are buried or memorialized nearby, the most recent burials being those of atomic physicists Ernest Rutherford in 1937 and Joseph John Thomson in 1940. We believe it to be vital that science and religion work together to seek to answer the great questions of the mystery of life and of the universe.” – said Dr Hall.
Stephen Hawking was a man who introduced the Grand design into the theoretical world of physics. He had a dream of unifying the two most amazing and mandatory pillars of scientific laws- The Quantum theory and General relativity. A single equation that can describe everything in the universe. Have we ever thought how the mildest of acts charge a huge incident in future? The Butterfly effect justifies it. Have you ever felt Deja Vu? Have you ever known what are the consequences and reasons for the famous Mandela Effect? Well, the concepts of the parallel universe, multi-dimensions, unified by the one and only String Theory comes into existence. Prof. Hawking was the architect of all the thoughts and he tried to design the unthinkable.
All these things came to a sudden halt with his passing away. The burial of Stephen Hawking near the souls of Sir Isaac Newton, Rutherford, etc is indeed a huge respect for what he did.
Dr Hall stated “He was an integral and highly recognizable part of the university and the city. For this reason, we have decided to hold his funeral in the city that he loved so much and which loved him. Our father’s life and work meant many things to many people, both religious and non-religious. So, the service will be both inclusive and traditional, reflecting the breadth and diversity of his life.”
A private funeral service will take place at Great St Mary’s, the University Church on 31 March, Prof Hawking’s family said. The church is close to Gonville and Caius College, where Prof Hawking had been a fellow for more than 50 years. May the soul of the genius rest in peace and may his works lead to a greater future, is all our hopes.
The Universe will never forget you, Prof. Hawking………….