The funeral of Stephen Hawking invited time travelers

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The thanksgiving service for the late British physicist Stephen Hawking, to be held at Westminster Abbey, in London, on June 15th, is open to "time travelers" but not to flat-earthers, and this is not a joke. He will be buried between the graves of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

He once jokingly suggested people should "invent time travel" if they wanted to address questions or complaints to his "younger self", so it is hardly surprising that time travellers might well attend Prof Stephen Hawking's memorial service.

The blogger, who publicises events and writes abut the capital's heritage writes: 'Professor Hawking once threw a party for time travellers, to see if any would turn up if he posted the invite after the party.

But the Stephen Hawking Foundation, warned that just like modern-day entrants, "if you are travelling to the service from a different time, you will need to bring proof of where and when you were born".

When those going onto the online memorial service ballot click on the date of birth section, a pop-up box allows people to put in dates from 2019 to 2038.

Hawking himself made mention in one of his lectures that rapid space-travel or travel back in time can not be ruled out based on current understanding.

We are not sure if it's another time travel experiment, or simply a programming error.

'All things are possible until proven otherwise'.

He dressed up and waited for time travellers to arrive at a particular location at the University of Cambridge on June 28, 2009.

The invitations for the time travellers party, however, were not sent out until after the reception was over. Whether the time travel is possible or not, it would be better for the travelers from future to stay at home as it could "trigger a bolt of radiation that would destroy the spaceship", warned Hawking.

"I have experimental evidence that time travel is not possible", Hawking said in 2012. Invitation to the celebration with the exact time and coordinates, was made public after the party, to her not come the charlatans.

In a Q&A, written up by Arts Technica, Professor Hawking said: "Einstein's general theory of relativity seems to offer the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that we could travel back in time".