You Can Now Read Stephen Hawkings PhD Thesis Online For free


1966On the list of most popular scientist Stephen Hawking is probably on top as everyone seems to know him in this century.Ever wondered why it is so; what it’d be like to peer into his mind?

His books have been read by millions. Now, people have the chance to read his doctoral thesis, titled “Properties of expanding universe”.This what the work of then unknows mastermind looks like.

The work which he completed in 1966 at age of 24  focused on the implication and consequences of having an expanding universe, a theory that back then was just a few decades old.Cambridge University has decided to release the early work of the physicist as part of Open Access Week. Open Access research can be viewed and read by all for free and without any restrictions.

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“By making my Ph.D. thesis Open Access, I hope to inspire people around the world to look up at the stars and not down at their feet; to wonder about our place in the universe and to try and make sense of the cosmos,” Professor Hawking, now 75, said in a statement.”Anyone, anywhere in the world should have free, unhindered access to not just my research, but to the research of every great and enquiring mind across the spectrum of human understanding.”

To celebrate Open Acces Week 2017, Cambridge University was granted the permission by one of its great alumnus to make his thesis available online for free.Just the catalog record of the work gets hundreds of views on Cambridge’s Open Access repository, Apollo, over the course of a few months. Does it surprise you to hear Hawking’s 1966 thesis is the most requested item in Apollo?

As soon as it was made available science lovers across the globe freaked out big time.It even broke the record. A University of Cambridge spokesperson told The Guardian, “We have had a huge response to Prof Hawking’s decision to make his Ph.D. thesis publicly available to download, with almost 60,000 downloads in less than 24 hours.” The paper looks at implications and consequences of the expansion of the universe, concluding that “galaxies cannot be formed as a result of the growth of perturbations that were initially small.”




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