“Each generation stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before them, as i did as a young PhD student of Cambridge inspired by the work of Issac Newton James Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein ” These are the words said by Stephen Hawking about his I966’s thesis . Stephen Hawking was born in England on January 8,1942 with a challenging life.He went to oxford and studied Physics despite his father was urging him to focus on medicine. He went on to Cambridge to research Cosmology. Study Of Universe as Whole. He continue his research with Cambridge and completed his thesis Properties of Expending Universe in 1966. He was diagnosed Moto Neuron Disease in 1963 and was not expected to live more then two years but he never gave up and continue his research on wheelchair and completed his doctoral and yet he defied the odds ,not only attaining his PhD but also forging new roads into the understanding of universe in the decades since.
His thesis is today most demanding item in open access repository. By giving open access Stephen hopes that his work will be a inspiration for others to not only think and learn but also to share .By making my PhD thesis open access’I hope to inspire people around the world to look up into the stars and not down in their feet ;to wonder about our place in the universe and to try and make sense of the cosmos. These attractive lines are to open our thoughts and to learn more about this universe.Cambridge University called his thesis Historic and Compelling . In the just past few months the university has received thousands of requests of readers wishing to download the thesis as full. Stephen Hawking Open access is not only a way to access only his thesis but also to the research of every great and inquiring mind across the spectrum of human understanding.His work considers implications and consequences of the expansion of the universe and its conclusion include that the galaxies cannot be formed through the growth of perturbation that were initially small.
Hawking Thesis set him on the path of becoming a great scientist for the world. Even his disease left him to confined him to the wheelchair and a computerized system to speak still he remains a commanding figure in the world of science and Cosmos. His most popular and successful science book A brief history of Time was published in 1988 and was sold in 40 different languages.Free access to Stephen’s thesis will encourage other scholars as well to make their work their work available online . Eliminating the barriers between the knowledge and people is also helpful to realize new breakthrough in the world of Science, Technology and medicine.
Hawking whose original medical diagnosis more than half a century ago gave him two yeas to live, continue to his work and lecture internationally. Richard Branson offered him a free place in his Virgin Galactic Spacecraft and still he hopes that he will make it into space one day.