Stephen Hawking's possessions on sale at Christie's

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Stephen Hawking's possessions on sale at Christie's

Stephen Hawking once mischievously responded to someone who asked if he had the equations for time travel, ‘I do not… If I had, I would win the National Lottery every week’. Nevertheless, his remarkable scientific career showed his ability to make extraordinary intellectual leaps across time and space, establishing a body of work which, in the words of his scientific colleague Max Tegmark, ‘is going to be guiding our research for years to come’.

Hawking always saw his work in terms of the continuity with the great scientists of the past, and Christie’s is honoured to present a selection of lots from his estate alongside manuscripts, letters and offprints of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, the scientists to whom he arguably felt the greatest affinity.

After a remarkable 55-year battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Stephen Hawking died on 14 March 2018. 

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