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Special music to be beamed into space at Hawking's memorial service

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A special piece of music composed in memory of will be beamed into space as a tribute to the work of legendary British theoretical whose ashes will be interred at tomorrow.

Hawking's ashes will be interred at between the graves of world renowned English and

The music, created by Greek Vangelis, the man behind the and scores, will be played at the memorial service for on June 15, reported.

As a tribute to Hawking's work the music is going to be beamed into space during the service from the European Space Agency ground centre in Spain, it said.

The music will follow a number of readings and prayers read by friends and family.

Famous faces from the worlds of film and academia will join Hawking's family in paying the tribute to the

Readings and prayers read by English and British will be included in the service.

Close friends and family, Hawking's first wife will also play an active role.

The on Monday said it will honour by awarding 10 research fellowships to exceptional PhD students excelling in the fields of maths, physics and computer sciences, terming it a "fitting tribute" to the great

Hawking died at his home on March 14 at the age of 76.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 18:45 IST