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Stephen Hawking's thesis gets 2m hits in days; site crashes

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Filed on October 28, 2017 | Last updated on October 28, 2017 at 11.12 pm
Stephen Hawkings thesis gets 2m hits in days; site crashes

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More than 500,000 people have also tried to download the paper, titled 'Properties of expanding universes'.


British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis was accessed more than two million times "from every corner of the globe" within days of it being made available to the public, a media report said on Saturday.

Hawking's 1966 work proved so popular on the day of its release on Monday that it crashed the publications section of Cambridge University's website, the BBC reported. More than 500,000 people have also tried to download the paper, titled 'Properties of expanding universes'.

Arthur Smith, from the university, called the figures 'monumental'. "This is far and away the most accessed item we have in the university's Apollo repository," said Smith, deputy head of scholarly communication.





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