Thursday , July 7 2022

Stephen Havking carts were auctioned for $ 707,000


VHEELCHAIR, which was used by physicist Stephen Havking, sold at auction for more than $ 540,600, while a copy of the doctoral thesis raised more than $ 1.05 million, according to Christie's Christie's auction week this week.

A red, leather motorized chair was used by the physicist after being paralyzed by motor neuronal diseases and was initially expected to collect $ 26,900.

Income from wheelchair sales will be distributed between two humanitarian organizations, foundations of Stephen Havking and Motor neuron diseases association.

Professor Havking, 1965, "Properties of the expansion of the universe", has sold more than $ 1.05 million, more than three times the pre-sales estimate, at an online auction.

Diagnosed with motor neuron diseases at the age of 22 years and with only a few years of life, Prof. Hoking instead died in March at the age of 76.

He expanded his scientific thinking about the black holes and origins of the universe and achieved the status of a world-famous celebrity, wrote best-selling books and a visiting actor at Simpsons.

The script of one of his appearances on an animated TV show was sold for $ 11,235 for the sale of 22 professors Havking, while a collection of his medals and awards collected more than $ 530,000.

His daughter, Lucie, said that the sale gave "fans of their work a chance to acquire a memorial to the extraordinary life of our father in the form of a small selection of evocative and fascinating subjects".

Hawking's children hope to preserve a scientific archive for the nation.

The auction house Christie is processing negotiations on the surrender of the archives to the British authorities instead of the inheritance tax.

The nine-day online auction, "On the Shoulders of the Giant," also sold items belonging to other great scientists, including Isaac Nevton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.

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