The wheelchair of the late British physicist and author Stephen Hawking, sold at auction for 393 thousand dollars, reports FoxNews.
The chair in which Hawking has spent most of his life, went under the hammer during the auction at Christie’s auction house in London. In addition, was sold a copy of the doctoral thesis of S. Hawking, 1965: gave her for 767 thousand
The money received from the sale of lots, will be transferred to the account of the Foundation of Hawking, and the Association for the fight against motor neuron disease.
Hawking studied the problems of the Big Bang and black holes. He also became famous as a popularizer of science for his book “a brief history of time: from the Big Bang to black holes”, which was released in 1988.
Stephen Hawking died March 14 at his home in Cambridge, at the age of 76 years. A prominent English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and science popularizer Stephen Hawking has become one of the most respected and well-known scientists of his time, in spite of the severe neurodegenerative disease.