Cambridge, within the framework of the “Open Access Week”, has placed on his site the Ph.D. thesis of outstanding physicist, Stephen Hawking. Many are willing to download it. The 1966 edition is entitled “The Properties of the Expanding Universe.”

The document can be downloaded from the university server. Of course, if you are lucky because the traffic is a bit scary and not everyone is going to get a copy. Internet users, however, are able to cope in such cases – the work has already hit the external sites. Under normal circumstances, up to 300 researchers are required to access the hearing. The authorities of the university did not expect Stephen Hawking to be such a hit.

Einstein assumed in the theory of relativity that the universe is static and does not expand. Hawking in his work discusses, among other things, the theory of the Big Bang and the oscillating model, and also the theory of the static universe, which Einstein was inclined to. On 134 pages, Hawking looks at cosmic rays and attempts to refine Einstein’s theories that have allowed many mathematical models to be developed. Hawking tried to reject models that certainly did not describe our universe. The British also analyzes peculiarities, appearing in the patterns we know as “black holes”.

Hawking has suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for 50 years (photo by Paul Alers)

The work was done on a typewriter, with manual annotations by the scientist. At that time, the physicist was able to write, although he already suffered from an incurable disease, resulting in muscular atrophy and paralysis. At the age of 21 years, ie 3 years before starting work on a doctorate, he learned that he has a so-called. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Very rarely, people suffering from them, have survived more than 10 years after the diagnosis. Hawking has been struggling with the disease for 50 years. His father, an outstanding biologist, Frank Hawking took care of him, but died in 1986. Stephen Hawking communicates with his computer-controlled cheek. In spite of much groundbreaking theoretical work, the Nobel Prize has never been seen.