The auction also included other items owned by Hawking such as a copy of his book "A Brief History of Time" with Hawking's fingerprints, his Alpha Industries bomber jacket, a collection of medals and awards.
Christie's said before the nine-day online auction that the items represented the "ultimate triumph of scientific brilliance over adversity" and "Stephen Hawking was a huge personality worldwide".
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 almost £1.4 million ($1.8 million, 1.6 million euros). Among the items sold were his motorized red leather wheelchair and a copy of his doctoral thesis Properties of Expanding Universes-one of five known copies-which sold for 296,750 pounds ($387,402) and 584,750 ($763,381) respectively.
During the auction was able to implement a single instance of the thesis that the scientist has created fifty-three years ago.
Kardashians, Lady Gaga, Cher fear for homes
It comes just after reports that Kim's stepfather, Caitlyn Jenner, has lost her California home in the wildfires. The Ventura County Fire Department has reported that more than 30,000 homes in the area are at risk.
The second-highest price of Hawking's collection was achieved by a selection of medals and awards presented throughout his career, which sold for £296,750 ($388,970).
The auction also included possessions of Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein. All of those were sold, and the total, about US$1.8 million, was seven times more than had been predicted.
The proceeds will be donated to two charities - the Foundation of Stephen Hawking and the Association for the fight against motor neuron disease (Motor Neurone Disease Association).
The M850i xDrive Convertible we showed you photos of earlier this month delivers 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque . Power for the M8 comes from an evolution of the standard 8's twin-turbocharged, 4.4-liter V8 engine.
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While Australia has enjoyed a prolonged run of success against the Welsh - amassing a 13-game winning streak dating back to 2013 - Horan believes the game will be decided on which team can stay disciplined and control the ball the best.
Oil in NY fell into a bear market, adding pressure on OPEC and its allies to cut production just months after adding barrels. Brent is down more than 4 percent for the week and approaching 16 percent this quarter.
It looks like Marvel's heroes are going to take a long time to defeat Thanos in the 4th installment of the Avengers franchise. While promoting his new bar, Duello, Joe Russo was bombarded with questions about the upcoming Marvel film.
An inquest heard from terrified flight crew who said that they "became visual with the ground" as the plane dropped in the air. The report said that autopilot was engaged when the Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 turboprop plane reached an altitude of 1,350 ft.
Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at a Washington restaurant in September, forcing Cruz and his wife to leave the establishment.
SSE and innogy to adjust terms of merger
More than half of all households in Britain are on default tariffs because they have never switched or have not done so recently. The group specifically examined competition concerns around how the deal would impact standard variable tariff (SVT) prices.
Watertown's Sears Store To Close In February
The network points out other retail companies are also closing brick-and-mortar stores, including Toys R Us, Bon-Ton and others. Chicago's last Sears location closed in July and its only remaining Kmart store is on the list of new closures.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler to 76ers
He had reportedly listed the NY teams, along with the Clippers among his preferred destinations after requesting a trade. At the time of identifying his preferred trade destinations, Butler reportedly did not include the Lakers on the list.
Leicester City vs. Burnley - Football Match Report
Leicester players hold a banner in honour of late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after their Premier League win against Cardiff. They will switch shirts for the second half to jerseys which will feature an embroidered poppy in honour of Remembrance Sunday.