(Mirror Daily, United States) – Stephen Hawking is well-known for his works in the field of physics and cosmology, and for his PhD thesis which brought a new perspective on black holes. This paper had quite a big impact when it was first published, and even so many decades after that, so the scientist decided to let it go online for free for everybody to see.
Hawking wants to inspire people with his PhD
In 1966, Hawking’s theories were just forming, but he still managed to write one of the most powerful PhD theses in the field of astrophysics. Therefore, he thought he shouldn’t keep it away from the eyes of the public, so the thesis is now available online, and can be read by anyone.
This is the first time when the paper becomes available to everybody. Hawking took this decision as he hoped his work could be an inspiration for people interested in space and its secrets. Also, they could find out more about research in the field, and how to get involved in the process.
If this piece of news got you excited, you must know what you are about to face. Obviously, Hawking’s paper is not exactly easy to read, and requires a lot of knowledge in the field to be understood. Hawking argued that galaxies couldn’t have been the result of early perturbations in the universe. Therefore, he used the expansion theory and built a complex model of this formation.
This act is meant to encourage young scientists and people who are interested in physics
Also, many prestigious high-learning institutions asked Hawking to agree on a free publication of the work. Cambridge University, for instance, claimed they had received several hundreds of requests for the thesis to go public.
In fact, this will open a new tradition among Cambridge graduates, who will all have to make all their theses and works available on the web. This will encourage them to have more confidence in their work, and to help other people gather more knowledge in the fields they bear an interest for.
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