Silicon wafer inscribed with 'Stephen Hawking' name on nanoscale

Made:
2012
maker:
Intel Corporation
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Silicon wafer inscribed with 'Stephen Hawking' name on nanoscale
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Silicon wafer inscribed with 'Stephen Hawking' name on nanoscale
Stephen Hawking Estate/Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Silicon wafer inscribed with 'Stephen Hawking' name on nanoscale
Stephen Hawking Estate/Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

‘Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking’: silicon wafer presented to Stephen Hawking from Intel on his 70th birthday, 24in. x 16in. framed

In addition to photographs, all of the walls of Stephen Hawking's office were covered in posters, customized framed gifts and artwork, which together represent over two hundred items. Their location shifted with some frequency, and some items were circulated in and out, but there remained a consistent sample from throughout his professional life. Some of the older items, having hung for many decades on several of his office spaces, show considerable fading caused by sunlight.

Details

Category:
Stephen Hawking Office
Collection:
Stephen Hawking’s Office
Object Number:
2021-561/397
Materials:
metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 630 mm x 415 mm x 40 mm, 2 kg
type:
plaque
taxonomy:
  • furnishings and equipment
  • framing and mounting equipment
  • framing equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the Estate of Stephen Hawking and allocated to the Science Museum, 2021