A signed copy of the thesis of the late British scientist Stephen Hawking, written in 1965, can be sold this month for more than 100,000 pounds (113,000 euros) in an electronic auction of Christie's house in London.
As reported by the bidding house today, the doctoral thesis, whose estimated price is between 100,000 and 150,000 pounds (113,000 and 169,500 euros), It is part of several Hawking personal items that will go on sale between October 31 and November 8.
The job, entitled "The properties of an expanding Universe" and that he wrote when he was 24 years old, caused the website of the English University of Cambridge to collapse when it was published through the network in 2017.
Hawking, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since the age of 21, a disease that left him in a wheelchair and forced him to communicate through a voice synthesizer, died on March 14 in Cambridge at age 76.
Among the objects that will also be offered for sale are a copy of his book "Brief history of time", medals, a windbreaker, the script about his participation in an episode of the famous cartoons "The Simpsons" and a wheelchair .
"We are very pleased to have the help of Christie's to attend the management of the files of our beloved father and this unique and precious collection of personal and professional belongings, which record his life and work," said Lucy Hawking, daughter of the scientist in a note disclosed to the media.
In addition, the auction will allow Hawking's fans to have "the opportunity to acquire a memory of our father's extraordinary life," his descendant added.
The collection will be destined to the Foundation Stephen Hawking, created to facilitate studies on cosmology, and the Neuromotor Disease Association, which investigates the evil suffered by the famous researcher.
In Cambridge, where he worked at the Gonville & Caius school, the researcher occupied the prestigious chair of mathematics Lucasiana -founded in 1663 by Henry Lucas, member of the English Parliament-, of which Isaac Newton was also the holder.
Hawking, who rejected the title of Knight that was offered to him by Queen Elizabeth II of England, helped establish the foundations of modern cosmology and became an icon of popular culture, as much adored as a rock star.
The scientist became famous with the publication of the book "Brief history of time", in which in 1988 he explained the latest discoveries about the nature of black holes and the origin of the Universe, fields of which he himself had laid the mathematical foundations .
Hawking's ashes rest at Westminster Abbey, in London, next to the mathematician Isaac Newton and the naturalist Charles Darwin.