Hawking’s PhD gets two million views

Image copyright Cambridge University/ Stephen Hawking Image caption Stephen Hawking’s handwriting can be on official documents

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

Prof Hawking’s 1966 act attested so favourite on the day of its exhaust it crashed the publications region of Cambridge University’s website.

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

Dr Arthur Smith, from colleges and universities, called the figures “monumental”.

Image copyright Graham CopeKoga Image caption Professor Hawking is still working at Cambridge University at the age of 75

“This is far and away the most accessed piece we have in the university’s Apollo repository, ” Dr Smith, deputy head of scholarly communication, said.