After the death of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking, the personal property that he owned, including his wheelchair and the doctoral thesis, was sold for a total of $ 1.3 million in an auction, the items sold at an online event run by Christie's British auction house. Has a name On the Shoulders of the Giants , Which included pieces belonging to other famous thinkers including Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin.
In 1963, Hawking was diagnosed with atrophic sclerosis, a type of motor neuron disease that causes damage to nerve cells that control muscles. Hawking lived in a wheelchair in most of his life tasks and even died.
According to the site cnet United States, the Hawking wheelchair was sold for $ 534,600, while a copy of his thesis, "Characteristics of the Universe Expansion", published by the University of Cambridge in 1966 and details on the theories on the birth and the expansion of the universe and on the radiation of gravity, it was sold for $ 763.640.
The daughter of Professor Lucy, Lucy, said the sale gave her fans the chance to get a memory of her father's unusual life in a small series of intriguing elements.
The proceeds will go to the Stephen Hawking Foundation, which facilitates research in cosmology and astrophysics, as well as the Society of Motor Neuropathology, and supports research and campaigns for those living with the disease.