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Stephen Hawking will be buried in Westminster Abbey next to Darwin and Newton

The ashes of the British physicist Stephen Hawking be buried next to the graves of Newton and Charles Darwin Isaac in the pantheon of Westminster Abbey in London, reported its representatives. The date of the ceremony is still unknown.

It is quite obvious that the remains of Professor Stephen Hawking should be buried in the abbey, next to other famous scientists. […]

We believe it is important that science and religion work together to find answers to the great mysteries of life and the universe.

Reverend John Hall
dean of Westminster Abbey

The physics and mathematics of Isaac Newton were buried in the abbey in 1727. The founder of the theory of evolution of Charles Darwin – in 1882. Other famous British figures are buried in the abbey.

A joint statement by the Hawking children says that they decided to say goodbye to their father in the university church of Cambridge, because there he lived and worked for more than 50 years.

Hawking died March 14 at his home in Cambridge. He was 76 years old.

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