Ashes of renowned late physicist Stephen Hawking will forever be buried next to the greats like Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. Arguably the most famous scientist in recent times, Hawkings was well known for his research on black holes which further helped scientists all around the globe to unravel secrets of the universe. Apparently, the world saw the demise of a bright star in March this year when hawking took his last breath.
Hawking was also well known for his research on time travel. To pay tribute to the legendary theoretical physicist, scientists are now conducting an experiment on time travel where they are inviting time travellers from the future to attend the June memorial service of Stephen Hawking which will also feature nearly thousand people from the present world.
Apparently, anyone can be the part of the experiment. People above the age of 12 years can attend the event. In order to get an invite, people will have to sign up for the event on a public ballot put out by The Stephen Hawking Foundation, though only 1,000 will be selected.
One must enter his/her birth date to complete the registration process. What’s striking is that people from the future can also apply for the memorial service as the website is accepting people born before December 31, 2038.
As per the reports, people from the future might see the memorial event and want to attend it, which is why organisers are accepting applications from the people born two decades after the actual event. If any time traveller attends the event then this will be the biggest discovery of mankind to date.
This is not the first time that any such experiment based on time travel is being organised. Previously, Stephen Hawking himself had organised an experiment where he threw a party and invited time travellers from the future to attend his party but none visited and the experiment failed miserably.
“I have experimental evidence that time travel is not possible,” Hawking told reporters at the Seattle Science Festival in 2012. “I gave a party for time-travelers, but I didn’t send out the invitations until after the party. I sat there a long time, but no one came.”
However, some claim that the this is not a time travel experiment rather a programming error that the website is accepting registration from people born two decades from now.