Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. Dissertation Auctioned for More Than Manuscripts by Newton, Darwin, and Einstein

A collection of his personal items, including his wheelchair, were sold by Christie’s.

Among the items was Hawking’s motorized wheelchair, used in the 1980s and 1990s. While the chair was expected to sell somewhere between £10,000 and £15,000, the ultimate price was nearly £300,000 (almost $392,000). The proceeds from the wheelchair will go to the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, The Guardian reports.

Source: Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. Dissertation Auctioned for More Than Manuscripts by Newton, Darwin, and Einstein

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