“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.

Each generation stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before them, just as I did as a young PhD student in Cambridge, inspired by the work of Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein”

It’s wonderful to hear how many people have already shown an interest in downloading my thesis — hopefully they won’t be disappointed now that they finally have access to it!”

Washington Post: So many people want to read Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis that they’re crashing the website

— Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author


 

One of the world’s most notable living scientists Stephen Hawking, 75, was given two years to live in 1963, but has despite of that revolutionized physics for the next half of a century.

“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”

 

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