Cambridge University and London’s Science Museum group have acquired the Papers and a diverse range of personal items belonging to Stephen Hawking.
As per the agreement between the Science Museum Group, Cambridge University Library, and the U.K. government, the entire content and archive will be conserved for future generations. The deal has been closed in $5.9 million
10,000 pages of his scientific papers and other documents will remain in the university city of Cambridge in eastern England where he died in 2018
The substances including his wheelchairs, speech synthesizers and personal memorabilia including his entire Cambridge office will be housed at London’s Science Museum.
“We are very pleased that these two important institutions will preserve our father’s life’s work for the benefit of generations to come and make his legacy accessible to the widest possible audience,” Hawking’s children, Lucy, Tim and Robert said.
“Our father strongly believed that everyone should have the chance to engage with science so he would be delighted that his legacy will be upheld by the Science Museum and Cambridge University Library.”
Stephen Hawking who studied for his Ph.D. at Cambridge was died at the age of 76 in 2018 due to motor neuron disease.
Cambridge’s archive of 10,000-page will join those of Newton and Charles Darwin at the university library and will be free for the public to access