News readers have shared some of their suggestions for a permanent memorial to the late great Professor Stephen Hawking.
Statues, clocks and even a new public transport system for Cambridge have already been suggested in honour of the cosmology genius.
So far ideas include naming a new railway station after the professor, installing black hole sculpture at the Guildhall, or a public telescope so people can "stop and look up at the stars".
Last week (April 19), Cambridge City Council passed a motion to bring a permanent public memorial to Prof Hawking, who died in March at the age of 75.
The race is now on, and readers been sending in new suggestions everyday.
Here is a roundup of some of your ideas so far
1. A light-up statue
Liz Davies of Fenstanton sent in her idea for a sculpture of Stephen Hawking cut out of perspex and outlined in gold.
We like it Liz.
2. Mobility scooters
Following the News' request for ideas Jo Edkins has come up one with which would pay tribute Prof Hawking's independent spirit.
The professor was perhaps one of the most famous wheelchair users and never let his cerebral palsy define him.
She writes: "In Saturday's Cambridge News, you asked for ideas.
"In the same paper you had a story about charges for Shopmobility scooters. I suggest that the Cambridge News starts a crowd-funded scheme to permanently fund a Shopmobility scooter system, named for Hawking.
"His science work was important, of course, but most people knew Hawking for his independence and full life despite his disability. I am sure that he approved of shop mobility, even if he didn't use it himself.
"I suggest that the scheme would provide free scooters for Cambridge disabled shoppers to use, with perhaps a suggestion that those who could afford it could contribute to the supporting fund.
"Perhaps the council would still administer it, and look after the vehicles. But those are details which could be worked out. I can't help feeling that the scooters would acquire a Cambridge nickname – Stephen Scooters, perhaps, or 'black holers'.
3. A traditional bronze statue
For others you cannot beat tradition and a bronze statute is the way to go, so long as it is not modernist and remains out of reach from would-be vandals.
Peter Stokes, who lives in the Cambridgeshire village of Kingston, writes: "I think naming the new railway station after him would be a good idea. I also think a statue in a prominent place would be a lasting and fitting reminder of this great man.
Stephen Hawking factfile
- Born 8 January 1942 in Oxford
- Won a place at Oxford University to read natural science in 1959, before studying for his PhD at Cambridge
- By 1963, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given two years to live
- Outlined his theory that black holes emit "Hawking radiation" in 1974
- Published his book A Brief History of Time in 1988, which has sold more than 10 million copies
- His life story was the subject of the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne
"But please, not an abstract statue like that fatuous object in memory of poor Snowy Farr – nobody knows what it is or who it's for!
"It needs to be a normal, traditional item, perhaps cast in bronze, depicting him a little younger, one that informed people will instantly recognise even in 100 years.
"And of course it needs to be on a plinth out of reach of vandals, on which should be inscribed a suitably informative bit of script to remind the younger people who he was."
4. A 'black hole' tribute
Stephen's work on the properties of black holes is one of his crowing achievements.
Designer Karl Meyer writes that memorial should offer a fitting tribute to his life's work.
His suggestion? A coil shaped public fountain where water pools to a central gravitation point, reminiscent of a black hole sucking matter in from the great beyond.
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He said: "I would suggest an inverse fountain where the water swirls, orbiting a central hole to disappear forever.
"Some of his famous quotes could be engraved around the edge.
"This could be on one of our public places to act a a focal point for all ages."