Professor Stephen Hawking’s PhD viewed two million times

Source: BBC News

Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis was accessed more than two million times within days of it being made available to the public, it has been revealed.

Prof Hawking’s 1966 work proved so popular on the day of its release it crashed the publications section of Cambridge University’s website.

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

Dr Arthur Smith, from the university, called the figures “monumental”.

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