The Oxford-born astrophysicist suffering from the neurological disease AS. The scientist could only with a voice synthesizer to communicate, and moved for decades, a wheelchair on. The condition was established in 1963, when he was 21 years old. Doctors gave him at most two years.
Also other properties of the physical are auctioned. So resulted in his thesis from 1965 about the origins of the universe 670.000 euros. More than three times as much as previously expected.
The proceeds of the auction goes to The Stephen Hawking Foundation, which the scientist in 2015 founded to his work and ideas in the future to be able to continue. Also a portion of the proceeds to a Uk charity which focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigns for people living with muscle or nerve diseases.