An electric wheelchair used by British physicist Stephen Hawking was sold at an auction Thursday (8/11) and his paper was sold for US $ 1 million or Rs. 14.6 billion.
The red wheelchair earned nearly 300,000 pounds ($ 391,740.00), but the price of the papers almost doubled in volume to collect charitable funds.
Dr. Hawking is famous for studying the origins of the universe. Hawking died at the age of 76 in March for most of his life imprisoned in wheelchairs with motor neuropathy.
Some of his works, including essays, medals, awards and his book "A Brief History of Time" signed with fingerprints will be sold online with letters and manuscripts from Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein on Thursday.
Dr. Hawking's 117-page article, "Extended Universe Nature," in 1965, was sold at 584,750 pounds, far from its initial estimate of 150,000 pounds.
Medals and prizes will be sold for over £ 15,000, £ 296,750, and red-wheeled wheelchairs will be sold for £ 296,750, compared with an estimated £ 15,000.
Quoted AntaraChristies Auction House held a nine-day online auction "On the shoulders of the Giants" for fundraising for the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Association of Neuron Motor Diseases.
He gave the fans of physicists, known as electronic sound synthesizers, an opportunity to buy some of their property.
"Dr. Stephen Hawking has a great personality all over the world and has the amazing ability to communicate with people," said Thomas Venning, book and manuscript manager at Christie London. Reuters Event ahead.