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Astrophysics Hawking's master's thesis link?

  1. Sep 25, 2015 #1
    Anyone have a link to Hawking's master thesis on the big bang?
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  3. Sep 28, 2015 #2


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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"

    Here's a link to his 1966 Adams essay "Singularities and the geometry of spacetime"

    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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  4. Sep 29, 2015 #3
    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.
  5. Oct 25, 2017 #4
    It seems that he made it for free before two days from now!.
  6. Oct 26, 2017 #5


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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


    The pdf version is here:


    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    I don't understand, why they don't make this historical document open access.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?
  7. Oct 27, 2017 #6
    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.
  8. Oct 27, 2017 #7


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    Indeed Hawking did some scientific work to become famous ;-)).
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