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Stephen Hawking’s personal items to be displayed at London’s Science Museum

Stephen Hawking’s personal items to be displayed at London’s Science Museum
The “artist’s studio” of an office where Stephen Hawking revolutionised our understanding of the universe has been donated to the Science Museum and will be re-created there as part of its permanent exhibition.The physicist’s family have handed over a treasure trove of items including the modified wheelchair that allowed him to talk and write despite…

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he “artist’s studio” of an office where Stephen Hawking revolutionised our understanding of the universe has been donated to the Science Museum and will be re-created there as part of its permanent exhibition.

The physicist’s family have handed over a treasure trove of items including the modified wheelchair that allowed him to talk and write despite the effects of motor neurone disease that gradually paralysed him.

Dr Ali Boyle, Keeper of Science at the Science Museum, said the museum hoped to show some of the highlights from the University of Cambridge next year including a copy of his PhD, a selection of medals including his CBE and his glasses that were fitted with a sensor allowing him to speak by moving his cheek bones.

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