COMMENTING on the death of Professor Stephen Hawking, Cllr George Pippas, Mayor of Cambridge, said: “I am saddened to learn of Professor Hawking’s death.
“His academic achievements were remarkable and his life story was an inspiration to so many.
“As well as being a renowned physicist he was one of our city’s most prominent figures. His life and work will be remembered by people around the world and not least in Cambridge.”
The flag has been lowered to half-mast over the Guildhall today as a mark of respect for Professor Hawking.