Apollo - university of cambridge repository this repository holds the research output of members of the university of cambridge it is delivered and managed by the university library's office of scholarly communication team. To encourage a greater sharing of information and to celebrate open access week 2017, cambridge university library's office of scholarly communication selected the hawking thesis for open access from apollo's 200,000+ digital objects written by the then-obscure 24-year old cambridge physics. The university of cambridge is bound by this act it may decide to apply restrictions to other types of information, including theses deposited in the university library or departmental and faculty libraries, but they are not legally binding if not falling under the act the kinds of sensitive information most likely to be included in. Thesis database we are pleased to post a selection of theses which have been given marks of distinction please note that it is not always possible to post theses of a confidential nature or if they include sensitive data in some instances, sensitive data may have been removed we thank those who have given permission. It is now a university requirement that all pgr students registered from the start of the 2008-09 academic year must submit their thesis electronically this means that the full text of the theses is available via the university's etheses repository white rose etheses online (wreo) and the british library's thesis repository.
The 134-page dissertation, written when hawking was only 24, is the most- requested item at the cambridge library, according to the university about 200 requests have been made for it since may 2016 the next most requested thesis was requested 13 times people had to pay $85 for a digital copy of. The sps library holds a range of mphil theses and a small collection of phd theses (unfortunately we do not hold any undergraduate theses for sociology, only land economy - if you require access to previous years' undergrad theses for sociology, please contact the departmental administrators. Cambridge university library's office of scholarly communication announced the paper's availability today to mark open access week and, the website has since crashed. To celebrate open access week 2017, cambridge university library's office of scholarly communication has today announced professor hawking's permission to make his thesis freely available and open access in apollo by making his phd thesis open access, anyone can now freely download and.
Cambridge libraries collections: books (printed and electronic), other physical library content and apollo, the cambridge institutional repository articles use idiscover to search the university's libraries print and online collections using a single search find books, ebooks, videos, theses, open access content and more. He signed the thesis several times, and included a hand-written declaration that the document was his own, original work stephen hawking/cambridge university library/business insider several pages also feature complicated mathematical equations which were written out by hand hawking phd. If you cannot find the thesis you want, please ask the senior library assistant for help in locating a copy a copy of all the theses written by university of cambridge students must be deposited at cambridge university library however , please see print theses.
Stephen hawking's phd crashes university of cambridge website as they make his thesis available for first time credit: julian simmonds previously those wishing to read the doctoral thesis would have to pay £65 for the cost of a digital copy or physically go to the library to read it for free the thesis is the. Copies of all postgraduate theses written by students at the university of cambridge must be deposited in cambridge university library their online theses catalogue contains records of theses approved from 1970 onwards for pre-1970 theses there is a card catalogue in the manuscripts reading room see the. The 75-year-old's doctoral thesis is the most requested item in cambridge university's library since may 2016, 199 requests were made for the phd, most of which are believed to be from the general public rather than academics the next most requested publication was asked for just 13 times, reports the. Interest in properties of expanding universes is at an all-time high: stephen hawking's doctoral thesis of that name crashed cambridge university's open- access repository on the first day the document was posted online the cambridge library made several pdf files of the thesis available for download.
University of cambridge theses are not available for inter-library loan we can supply copies of theses to individuals for research information on how to order and image prices is available on the digital content unit web pages if you have any questions please email [email protected] to purchase a copy for library. The manuscripts reading room administers the university's collection of doctoral and higher degree theses before 1920, degrees were awarded on the basis of examinations or certificates of research, and little written work composed specifically for such purposes survives, other than a small collection of advanced.