SALT LAKE CITY – The wheelchair for theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is sold just at an auction for almost $ 400,000.
What Happened: According to Fortune, the motorized wheelchair that Hawking used in the 1980s and the 1990s is expected to sell somewhere between $ 10,000 to 15,000. It was sold at a final price of $ 392,000.
- Quartz reported that the proceeds from the sale of the wheelchair should be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation.
Several other items belonging to Stephen Hawking were also sold during the auction.
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- According to the Associated Press, Hawking sold the Cambridge University dissertation “Expanding Universe Properties” for 584,750 Pounds (Nearly 767,000 US Dollars)
- A Collection of Hawking’s Medals and Awards sold for almost $ 392,000, perFortune.
- A jacket jacket owned by Hawking was sold for about $ 51,855.
- Hawking production script from the 2010 episode of “The Simpsons” where he appeared sold for over $ 8,100.
- The watchman reported that other items in the auction included personal copies of the British physicist’s paper, such as a copy of his article 1974, “Black Hole Explosions?”, Where he predicted black holes would release blackbody radiation, known as Hawking Radiation.
- A copy of his best-selling “A Brief History of Time” sold for over $ 89,000.
Other articles sold in the online auction were linked to Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. According to the guardian, the auction totaled revenues of over 2.3 million dollars.