Stephen Hawking's thesis sold for £585,000

Some of the professor's medals and awards were sold. Pic Christie's

The auction funds will go to the family although the money raised from selling the wheelchair will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation.

Medals and awards sold for 296,750 pounds ($387,708), compared with an estimate of 15,000 pounds, while the red motorised wheelchair sold for 296,750 pounds ($387,708), also compared with an estimate of 15,000 pounds.

Hawking's items were sold by Christie's, a British auction house, as part of "On the Shoulders of Giants".

A rare copy of Professor Stephen Hawking's original PHD thesis has sold for more than $750,000 during a special Christie's auction in London.

A red leather wheelchair that Hawking used from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, driving himself using a joystick, sold for £296,750 while an early edition of his bestselling book "A Brief History of Time" marked with a thumbprint, fetched £68,750.

A collection of Hawking's medals and awards fetched almost £300,000 ($392,000) more-again well above the expected price.

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The wheelchair raised $387,480 (£296,750), nearly 20 times more than pre-auction estimates of up to $19,500 (£15,000).

During the auction was able to implement a single instance of the thesis that the scientist has created fifty-three years ago.

The Simpsons script, meanwhile, was sold for around $8,100.

Famed for his work exploring the origins of the universe, Hawking died in March at the age of 76 after spending most of his life confined to a wheelchair with motor neurone disease.

. All of those were sold, and the total, about US$1.8 million, was seven times more than had been predicted. It featured pieces belonging to other celebrated thinkers including Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin.

She said the auction would give "admirers of his work the chance to acquire a memento of our father's extraordinary life in the shape of a small selection of evocative and fascinating items".

Hawking's children hope to preserve his scientific archive for the nation.

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