He was considered a pop star of astrophysics – now personal items have been auctioned by Stephen Hawking in an online auction. His offer included his wheelchair, a doctoral thesis and a screenplay by "Simpson".
The objects of the astrophysical estate Stephen Hawking ended up under the hammer in Christie's auction house. His wheelchair, for example, has been auctioned for £ 296,750, which equates to € 341,000. Estimated were around 17,000 euros.
The original of his 1965 dissertation went to an unknown bidder for an offer of 675,000 euros – the price was three times higher than expected, as announced by Christie's auction house & # 39; s. . Their value has been estimated up to 170,000 euros. The Hawkings had worked on ideas about the origins of the universe for his work at the University of Cambridge. Several medals and prizes in the Hawkings have reached almost € 340,000.
Script "Simpson" placed at auction
The proceeds from the auction of the property will go to charitable causes: the Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, an organization dedicated to the study of motor neurone disease.
The researcher, who died in Cambridge on March 14th at the age of 76, suffered from the incurable disease of the muscular and nervous system Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). For decades, Hawking could hardly move, but this did not prevent him from further research and numerous travels around the world. He has developed theories about the origin of the universe and black holes.
The famous physicist Stephen Hawking: After his death now appears his latest book. (Source: Valentin Flauraud / Reuters)
In addition to scientific work, the screenplay also offered a screenplay for the animated series "The Simpsons" in which Hawking appeared. posted
The Hawkings were considered a pop star of science and also dealt with popular topics such as time travel and extraterrestrials. His book "A Brief History of Time" has been sold millions of times.
His ashes were buried in the London church of Westminster Abbey – between the tombs of the multifaceted Isaac Newton and the naturalist Charles Darwin.
Christie & # 39; s also auctioned memorabilia of Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin as part of the online auction "On the backs of the giants". Total revenues were around 2.1 million euros.