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Professor Stephen Hawking arrives on the blue carpet for the British premiere of The Theory Of Everything at the Odeon in Leicester Square, central London, Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan / Invision / AP)
SALT LAKE CITY – The wheelchair of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has just been sold for around $ 400,000.
What happened: According to Fortune, the motorized wheelchair, used by Hawking in the 80s and 90s, would have to sell between $ 10,000 and $ 15,000. He sold for a final price of $ 392,000.
- Quartz reported that the proceeds from the wheelchair sale will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation.
Many other articles what belonged to Stephen Hawking was also sold during the auction.
- According to the Associated Press, the thesis of Cambridge University's 1965 Hawking University, "Properties of the Growing Universes," was sold for £ 584,750 (almost $ 767,000 in US currency), more than three times the pre-sale estimate.
- A collection of Hawking medals and prizes sold for almost $ 392,000, perFortune.
- A Hawking-owned bomber sold for around $ 51.855.
- Hawking's production script from a 2010 episode of "The Simpsons" in which it appeared, has been sold for over $ 8,100.
- The Guardian reported that other auction articles included personal copies of the British physique's documents, such as a copy of his 1974 article, "Black Hole Explosions?", In which he predicted that black holes would release body radiation. black, known as Hawking radiation.
- A copy of his bestselling "A Brief History of Time", signed with a personal identification, sold for over $ 89,000.
Other items sold at the online auction were linked to Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. According to The Guardian, the auction generated revenue of over $ 2.3 million.