Stephen Hawking auction raises astronomical sum


by Raw Story

Raw Story— A copy of Stephen Hawking’s doctorate thesis signed in a shaky hand was the highlight of an auction of the British physicist’s personal items in London, which raised nearly £1.4 million ($1.8 million, 1.6 million euros). The copy, one of only five originals of the thesis entitled “Properties of expanding universes”, smashed pre-sale expectations four times over to sell for £584,750 at the Christie’s sale, which ended on Thursday. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Jemal …

CNET—Stephen Hawking's motorized wheelchair is up for auction. The late physicist was "renowned for being a rather wild driver," auction house Christie's notes.

Fox News—Stephen Hawking's prized possessions up for auction. Days after legendary physicist Stephen Hawking's final paper was published, a great number of his prized possessions will go up for auction, including some of his most important papers, including his doctoral thesis, a copy of "A Brief History of Time" and the script for one of his appearances on "The Simpsons."

International Business Times UK—Stephen Hawking's wheelchair to be auctioned by Christie's. The online sale announced by auctioneer Christie's features 22 items from Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe.