Stars gravitate to Stephen Hawking’s memorial service | Tech News

There was only one Stephen Hawking but there were a thousand ways to celebrate a genius and science’s only global celebrity at London’s Westminster Abbey

Hawking's headstone

Hawking’s tombstone in Westminster Abbey boils down his insights into black holes, thermodynamics and quantum theory into one famous equation

It’s hard to imagine another place in space-time where A-list celebrities and physicists would collide so powerfully. But no other scientist has a gravitational pull like Stephen Hawking and this was the service of thanksgiving for his life and work at Westminster Abbey in London last Friday.

Guests from the world of showbusiness mixed with politicians, technology entrepreneurs, school children and Hawking’s collaborators from physics and the charitable sector. Musician Nile Rogers, actor Benedict Cumberbatch …

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