Time travellers have been invited to attend Stephen Hawking's memorial service

Time travellers have been invited to attend Stephen Hawking's memorial service

Physicist died on March 14, on 77-m to year of life.

It was London travel blogger IanVisits who noticed that those born from 2019 to 2038 were theoretically permitted to attend the service at Westminster Abbey.

The organizers of the ceremony the memory of physicist Stephen Hawking gave an opportunity to the people of the future to register for participation.

Despite his little party trick not working when he was alive, he wasn't completely sold on the idea that time travel was impossible.

After the "time traveller party", held in June 2009, Prof Hawking remarked that the fact that no-one turned up was "experimental evidence that time travel is not possible".

"We are so grateful to Westminster Abbey for offering us the privilege of a service of thanksgiving for the extraordinary life of our father and for giving him such a distinguished final resting place", said Lucy Hawking.

Time travelers may come pay respects to the late, great Stephen Hawking, it seems. "All things are possible until proven otherwise", said the Stephen Hawking Foundation.

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"No one came, but it seems ideal that now the reminder service's website will be able to assist people born in the future".

The invitation read: "You are cordially invited to a reception for time travellers to be hosted by Professor Stephen Hawking".

"But so far we have had applications from all round the world, and we do mean round - there are no flat-Earthers here".

Sarah Bridle, a professor of Astrophysics at the University of Manchester, told BBC Radio that Hawking had remained curious about the potential for time travel, even after his party in 2009.

"I like simple experiments - and champagne", Hawking said at the time. "I sat there a long time but no one came".

The world's most recognisable scientist died in March aged 76 after a lifetime spent probing the origins of the universe, the mysteries of black holes and the nature of time itself.

Within 24 hours after the ballot was opened for the service, slated for June 15, around 12,000 people from over 50 countries had applied.

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