After a hectic Monday at the office, this evening when I was waiting at the subway platform, I got to know that the PhD thesis paper of Stephen Hawking went online. I am pretty sure many others were also trying to get a glimpse of this paper but alas! I just couldn’t get access to that God Damn thing! It pissed me off real bad.
When I got back home, I was still trying to access the doc from the Cambridge University’s Digital library site from my phone and it literally crashed my browser. Almost four hours later, I am still struggling to access his paper. Most probably I would have to try it some other time but it’s just I can’t wait to read his paper. I am definitely looking forward to it.
Upon releasing the paper, Stephen Hawking stated:
By making my PhD thesis Open Access, I hope to inspire people around the world to look up at the stars and not down at their feet; to wonder about our place in the universe and to try and make sense of the cosmos,.. Anyone, anywhere in the world should have free, unhindered access to not just my research, but to the research of every great and enquiring mind across the spectrum of human understanding.
Who can deny that?
Among many other brightest minds of our time, Stephen Hawlking is one of the most if not the most important individual who intrigued me in a big way. Specially his book “The Grand Design” helped me to see and understand many issues that responses to some of the fundamental questions closely related to our existence and how we see the universe at large.
Along with Big Bang theory, I am also highly interested to learn more about Big Crunch theory which I think is highly unlikely if the universe keeps expanding. Even though no can say it for sure that how exactly everything will end but it really does worth pondering around some of the brightest ideas while you can.