19 november 2018

Kijk nou, Stephen Hawking z’n proefschrift

Stephen Hawking z’n proefschrift ‘Properties of expanding universes’ uit 1966 is onlangs openbaar gemaakt, door publicatie ervan in Apollo, het University of Cambridge’s Open Access repository. Hij schreef het toen hij 24 jaar was en als postdoctoraal student door ‘t leven ging. Hawking heeft zelf toestemming gegeven om z’n proefschrift online beschikbaar te stellen en wel middels de volgende boodschap:

By making my PhD 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. 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!

Het proefschrift is op twee plekken te downloaden, via https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.11283 en in hoge resolutie via https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-PHD-05437/1. Bron: Science Daily.

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