The Stephen Hawking Foundation was established on the initiative of Professor Stephen Hawking to facilitate research into Cosmology, Astrophysics and Fundamental Particle Physics both at school and university level. It will also facilitate and support work relating to Motor Neurone Disease and those living with the disease.
The Stephen Hawking Foundation was launched on 29th October 2015 at The Royal Institution of Great Britain.
On Friday 15th June 2018 at Noon, the ashes of Professor Stephen Hawking have been interred during a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. His ashes were laid to rest between Sir Isaac Newton and Sir Charles Darwin.
Guests invited by the Hawking family were joined by up to 1000 members of the public, selected by a public ballot.
The official hashtag for the service is:
Neither the Stephen Hawking Foundation nor the late professor’s family Estate are grant-making bodies.
Professor Hawking created the Foundation to further research into cosmology, astrophysics, fundamental particle physics, motor neurone disease (MND) and to improve the care offered to people with MND. Its funds are fully committed to established programmes in these specific areas.
The Estate authorises a limited number of commercial activities to promote Professor Hawking’s work and legacy.