Hawking's master's thesis link?

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Anyone have a link to Hawking's master thesis on the big bang?
 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking doesn't list a master's degree.
Are you referring to his PhD thesis? "Properties of Expanding Universes"
https://www.worldcat.org/title/properties-of-expanding-universes/oclc/62793673
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.601153

Here's a link to his 1966 Adams essay "Singularities and the geometry of spacetime"
http://epjap.epj.org/images/stories/news/2014/10.1140--epjh--e2014-50013-6.pdf

You can also look at some of his papers that placed in the top 5... start at 1965, then 1966, ...
http://www.gravityresearchfoundation.org/winners_year.html#65 [Broken]
 
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I was watching tv and he made the claim of doing his thesis on the big bang theory and causing it to be accepted. I just wanted to try to read it.
 
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It seems that he made it for free before two days from now!.
 
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The scan is very disappointing in quality. If I find the time, I'll run it through scantailor. The link is

https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news...-as-his-phd-thesis-goes-online-for-first-time

The pdf version is here:

https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/251038

The "high-resolution link" is of better quality but for view in the web browser only. It's unusable for me, because I need to print a document of such technical content to understand it.

I don't understand, why they don't make this historical document open access. PhD theses are anyway publicly available in university libraries (at least in Germany). So why not in electronic form?
 
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Thank you, I took a look. His math is miles over me. The pages I looked at were all math. I will read more but if it's all math I'm lost.
 
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Indeed Hawking did some scientific work to become famous ;-)).
 

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