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Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sold 30 times more than the original cost

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In addition to the chair, Hawking's 1965 dissertation, "Expanding Universes", was sold

Photo: GETTY

Photo: GETTY

Christie London auction sells a wheelchair British physicist Stephen Hawking for $ 393,000. This is indicated on the auction site.

Initially, the chair was estimated at $ 13,000, the final cost being 30 times more.

In addition to the chair, a 1965 Hawking dissertation, called "Expanding Universes", was sold. It's got 767 thousand dollars, which is more than three times higher than the expected price.

Revenue is transferred to two charitable organizations – the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neuron Federation.

Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford. In 1963, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, 22 years later he lost his ability 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.

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