The ashes of the late British physicist Stephen Hawking have been laid to rest at London's iconic Westminster Abbey (File Photo)

Hawking rests between Newton, Darwin at Westminster Abbey

London : The ashes of the late British physicist Stephen Hawking have been laid to rest at London’s iconic Westminster Abbey alongside the graves of two of humanity’s greatest scientists, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, while a satellite dish beamed a recording of his distinctive voice into a black hole in deep space. Relatives, scientists, […]

Stephen Hawking’s funeral held in Cambridge

London : The funeral service of British physicist Stephen Hawking was held in Cambridge on Saturday in presence of stars and academics who turned out to pay tribute to the world-famous professor. Up to 500 family members, friends and colleagues attended the private funeral service at the Great St. Mary’s Church, officiated by the Reverend Dr […]

What a life: Indian film industry mourns Hawking’s demise

Mumbai :  Actors, filmmakers and music experts from the Indian film industry mourned the death of British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose contribution to science and humanity they will remember for a lifetime. Hawking, who shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions despite suffering from a life-threatening condition, died in London on Wednesday. He was 76. Here’s […]

Indians are so good at mathematics and physics: Hawking in India

New Delhi :  It was January 2001 when British physicist Stephen Hawking came to India for the first time, later describing the 16-day long tour as “magnificent”. In the first leg of the tour in Mumbai, Hawking addressed an international physics seminar at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). He was felicitated with the […]

Nobel Prize remained elusive for Hawking

New Delhi :  Hailed as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein, Professor Stephen Hawking never won a Nobel Prize. This is because his theories about the Black Hole and the Big Bang — though accepted in theoretical physics — were never verified. According to Timothy Ferris, author of ‘The Science of […]