A memorial stone will lie above inscribed, "Here lies what was mortal of Stephen Hawking
1942 - 2018".
Even as ALS confined him to a wheelchair by the 1970s, Hawking
began to contemplate the ideas behind the concept he's most famous for: Hawking
A recipient of numerous awards and author of the bestselling book A Brief History of Time, Hawking
also showed a playful side, guest starring on popular TV shows such as the Big Bang Theory.
has often been compared to Nobel laureate Albert Einstein, and he died on the 139th anniversary of Einstein's birth.
Earlier Benedict Cumberbatch - who played Prof Hawking
on-screen - calling the physicist "a true inspiration for me and for millions".
overcame severe disability and difficulty to give us a new understanding of human possibility," he said.
, was known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity, and was the author of several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.
Born in Oxford on Jan.8, 1942, Stephen William Hawking
grew up in London and St Albans.
starts film as an able-bodied, fresh-faced, young man of 21, with whole world in front of him," says Jan Sewell, hair, makeup and prosthetic designer.
The rest of the movie shows that as Hawking
rose to fame, thanks largely to his book A Brief History of Time, he and Jane were battling through a tumultuous 25-year marriage.
Perhaps there is no better "subject of research" than Hawking
, a man who has been constructed by many actors and networks as a unique genius, and as an indisputable example of the triumph of immaterial mind over material body.
Les Miserables star Eddie, 31, chatted to passers-by who stopped to watch filming of the Hawking