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Wheelchair used by Stephen Hawking auctioned, continues to go

LONDON –A wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has sold almost 300,000 pounds (393,000 dollars) auction, while a copy of…

LONDON –

A wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has sold almost 300,000 pounds (393,000 dollars) auction, while a copy of doctoral dissertation received nearly 585,000 pounds (767,000 USD), auction driver Christie said Thursday. of Hawking after he was paralyzed with motor neuron disease, raised 296,750 pounds ($ 385 122) in a Christie’s online auction. It was expected to raise up to 15,000 pounds ($ 19,467).

Income from chair sales will go to two charity organizations, the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Hawking’s 1965 Cambridge University dissertation, “Expansive Universe Features”, sold for £ 584,750 ($ 758,888), more than three times its pre-sales estimate, in the online auction.

Diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease of 22 and was given just a few years to live, Hawking died instead of March at 76. He expanded the scientific thinking of black holes and the universe’s origins, achieved celebrity status, wrote best-selling books and guest shows on “The Simpsons” .

A screenplay of one of his performances on the animated TV show was sold for £ 6.250 ($ 81

11) on the sale of 22 Hawking articles, while a collection of his medals and awards rose 296,750 pounds (385,122 USD).

Hawk’s daughter Lucy said the sale gave “admirer of his work” t the chance to get a memorable one of our father’s extraordinary life in the form of a small selection of inspiring and fascinating things. “

Hawking’s children hope to preserve their scientific archives for the nation. Christie s handles the negotiations to hand it over to the UK authorities instead of inheritance tax.

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