Hawking auction raises astronomical sum

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).

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million - Under the hammer

A motorised wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold at auction on Thursday for almost 300,000 pounds ($391,740.00) while a dissertation raised nearly twice that at a sale to raise money for charity. Under the hammer

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells at charity auction

Online sale exceeds targets after the death of the renowned physicist in March

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair and thesis fetch over £1m at auction

The proceeds will go to charity

Stephen Hawking's iconic motorised chair auctioned. Here's how much it fetched - Republic World

Stephen Hawking's belongings - wheelchair, a copy of his doctoral thesis, motorised chair auctioned. Proceeds from the chair's sale will go to the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Stephen Hawking's motorised wheelchair fetches more than half a million dollars at auction

The late physicist and pop culture icon's possessions, medals and academic papers are sold to raise money for charity, generating huge interest online.

Bids far exceeded expectations at the Christie’s auction, which also included items that once belonged to Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.

Hawking treasures auctioned for £1.8m

A copy of the physicist's signed PhD thesis sells for £584,750, nearly four times the guide price.

Stephen Hawking wheelchair which ran over Prince Charles' FOOT sells for huge amount

A WHEELCHAIR used by Stephen Hawking has sold for a whopping amount at an online auction of some of the late physicist’s most prized possessions.

Christie’s sale also includes items belonging to Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein

The sale warped the price-value continuum in ways rarely witnessed.