Christie's auction house in London sold a wheelchair to British physicist Stephen Hawking for $ 393,000. This refers to the auction site.
Initially, the chair is estimated at 13 thousand dollars, the final cost was 30 times more. In addition to the chair, his thesis, 1966, Hawking, "Properties of Expanding Universes," was sold. For it gave 767 thousand dollars, which is more than three times higher than the expected price. Revenue will be transferred to two charities – the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Neuronal Patients Association.
Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford. In 1963, she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, after 22 years they missed the opportunity to speak. Hawking became one of the famous theoretical physicists of our time. The scientist died on March 14, 2018 at his home in Cambridge.