Stephen Hawking’s archive, office acquired for UK public

LONDON (AP) — London’s Science Museum and the Cambridge University library have acquired a large collection of items belonging to physicist Stephen Hawking. They include his wheelchairs, landmark papers on theoretical physics and his script from his appearance on animated series “The Simpsons.” The entire contents of Hawking’s office at Cambridge will be preserved as part of the collection belonging to the Science Museum Group. That includes his communications equipment and bets he made on scientific debates. Highlights will go on display at the museum early next year. His scientific and personal papers, including a first draft of his bestselling “A Brief History of Time,” will remain at Cambridge University’s library.