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Thesis and wheelchair Stephen Hawking reach $ 1 million at auction



A wheelchair with a motor used by a late British physicist Stephen Hawking was sold this Thursday for around 300,000 pounds, while his doctoral thesis was raised almost four times as expected in a fundraising auction for charitable purposes.

Hawking, known for his work exploring the origins of the universe, died in March at the age of 76 after spending most of his life on a wheelchair.

Some of your stuff, including essays, medals, rewards and a copy of your book A short history of time signed with fingerprints, sold on the internet along with letters and manuscripts by Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.

Hawking's thesis Universe Expansion Features since 1965, of 117 pages, was sold for 584 thousand 750 pounds, well above the top estimate of 150 thousand pounds.

Medals and prizes raised 296,000 750 pounds, well above the estimated 15,000 pounds, while the red wheelchair was sold for 296,000 750 pounds.

Christie's Auction House Perform an online auction to raise funds for Foundation Stephen Hawking and the engine of the Neurone Disease Association.

"Stephen Hawking was a great personality all over the world, he had this incredible ability to connect with people," said Thomas Venning, Head of Books and Manuscripts Department Christie's Auction House in London, before the event.


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