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London auction house Christie’s sold a wheelchair British physicist Stephen Hawking for 393 thousand dollars. This was reported on the auction site.
Initially, the chair was estimated at 13 thousand dollars, the total cost was 30 times. In addition to chairs were sold dissertation Hawking 1965 “properties of expanding Universes”. She gave 767 thousand dollars, more than three times exceeded the expected price. The proceeds will be donated to two charities — the Foundation of Stephen Hawking and the Association for the fight against motor neuron disease (Motor Neurone Disease Association).
Stephen Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford. In 1963 he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, 22 years later he lost the ability to speak. Hawking has become one of the most famous theoretical physicists of our time. The scientist died 14 March 2018 at his home in Cambridge.
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