A motorized trolley with paralyzed cosmic chains was auctioned at Christie's online auction for 296,700 pounds instead of the estimated 10-15 thousand. pounds.
Revenue from the wheelchair will be donated by Stephen Hawking and an association of motorized neurons.
In quotations ending on Thursday, S. Hawking's dissertation on the creation of the universe was sold at 584,750 pounds – three times more expensive than expected.
When Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), doctors predicted he had only a few years of life. However, he spent much longer, although he lost his ability to move due to the disease.
S. Hawking almost completely paralyzed the wheelchair. He could speak only with a synthesizer of speech, which became an integral part of the image of this scientist.
Still, the disease did not affect his mind, and Hawking became one of the most famous and most inspiring scientists known for his talent and imagination.
In his work, he attempted to integrate the theory of relativity, which describes the nature of space and time, with the theory of quantum mechanics, which determines the properties of fine particles in order to explain how the universe and the laws that govern it have been created.
S. Hawking died on March 14 at the age of 76.