While a WHEELCHAIR used by physicist Stephen Hawking sold more than $ 540,600 in auction, a copy of his doctoral thesis brought more than $ 1.05 million, as the British auction house Christie announced this week.
The red, leather motorized chair was used by the physicist after paralysis with motor neuron disease, and was initially expected to increase by $ 26,900.
The income from the sale of the wheelchair will be distributed between two charities, the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neuron Disease Association.
Hawster's 1965 Cambridge University thesis, inden The Features of the Expanding Universes ”, was sold in the online auction three times more than $ 1.05 million for its pre-sales forecast.
He was diagnosed with motor neuron disease at the age of 22, and was given only a few years to live. He died in March at the age of 76.
He expanded the scientific thinking about black holes and the origins of the universe and began to write the best-selling books and the guest with the guest. The Simpsons.
One of the images on the animated TV show was sold for $ 11,235 in the sale of 22 Prof Hawking, while a collection of medals and awards raised more than $ 530,000.
The daughter of Lucy said that the sale m gave its fans the chance to receive the mementos of our father's extraordinary life as a small selection of evolutionary and fascinating elements. Luc
Hawking's children hope to preserve their scientific archive for the nation.
Christie's Auction House discusses the negotiations to hand over the archive to the British authorities, rather than the inheritance tax.
The nine-day online auction, ait On the Shoulders of the Giants, ve also sold other belongings of other great scientists, including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.