Stephen Hawking’s estate auctioned

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Approximately one Million Euro have introduced the first wheelchair of the physicist Stephen Hawking and his Dissertation. The auction at Christie’s took place in the framework of the Online-auction “On the shoulders of travel”.

“Properties of expanding universes” is the name of the doctoral work of the Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. The 1965 published work was an unknown bidder almost 670.000 euros. The first wheelchair of the popular scientist came for the equivalent of 320,000 euros under the Hammer. This is the auction house Christie’s said on its Website.

Stephen Hawking was ill, he was in a wheelchair and voice using a computer

Money for the research

The proceeds of the auction of the estate is to probably to make for the purposes of the Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, an organization for the study of motor neuron disease. Hawking himself had found this disease in the early years, was with him, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als). The physicist died in March of this year.

In the case of the Online-auction “On the shoulders of giants” has sold at auction at Christie s already Memorabilia of Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. A total proceeds of around € 2.1 million.

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