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A collection of personal objects and items of Professor Stephen Hawking was acquired by two British cultural institutions, acting as a time capsule of his life and career.

It follows an agreement between the government, the Science Museum Group and the Cambridge University Library.

All of Hawking’s office content will be kept at the Science Museum in London, with a selection of highlights on display in early 2022.

Professor Hawking died in 2018
Professor Hawking died in 2018

It will feature one of his first voice synthesizers, one of his last wheelchairs, science bets signed with his thumbprint, and letters he wrote to popes, presidents and scientists.

Also at the museum there will be a pair of his glasses, which had a sensor that he controlled by twisting his cheek.

The first generations of his communication equipment were controlled by finger clickers, but in 2008 he was no longer able to use his fingers so they developed a system on the glasses.

The glasses had an infrared LED and a receiver and they connected to an analog flicker switch that converted the signals to an on-off switch.

Stephen hawking is known as one of the greatest scientific minds of the last century.

His daughter Lucy Hawking said that “the really fascinating things in his life are the number of different sons,” and that the collections paint a picture of the rounded person he was.

“He was a scientist, he was an activist, he was a very brave man, he was a medical miracle, he was friends with all kinds of amazing people. And yet, of course, he was also our dad.”

Sir Ian Blatchford, director of the Science Museum Group, says that by preserving the objects, future generations will be able to immerse themselves in the mind of a scientist who “defied the laws of medicine to rewrite the laws of physics and touch the hearts of millions of people “.

The scientist's wheelchair.  Pic: Scientific media group
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This notice was published: 2021-05-26 20:24:00